Théâtre Capitole de Toulouse Announces New Cast Change for ‘La Gioconda’

By Francisco Salazar

The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced that Roberto Scandiuzzi will sing the role of Alvise in the company’s upcoming production of “La Gioconda.”

The bass will replace Marco Spotti, who was forced to withdraw from the production due to illness. 

Scandiuzzi is a well-known bass whose repertoire ranges from Verdi to the French and Russian repertoire. He is also well known for his interpretations in the verismo repertoire. The bass has also performed at the greatest opera houses including the Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, and San Francisco Opera.

Scandiuzzi will join a cast that includes Béatrice Uria-Monzon as La Gioconda, Judit Kutasi as Laura,  Agostina Smimmero as La Cieca, and Ramón Vargas as Enzo Grimaldo.

“La Gioconda” opens on Sept. 24 and will be performed five times until Oct. 3, 2021.