Wiener Staatsoper Announces Another Cast Change for ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”

The company said that Serena Sáenz will sing the role of Zerbinetta, replacing Caroline Wettergreen on Nov. 9, 11, 14, and 17. Sáenz is set to join a cast that includes Eric Cutler, Camilla Nylund, and Michael Arivony. Thomas Guggeis conducts the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

This is the second cast change for the Vienna State Opera’s production of the “Ariadne auf Naxos.” Recently the company also noted that Kate Lindsey will sing the role of the Composer, replacing Christina Bock.

Sáenz recently won second prize at the Operalia Competition and signed with Centre Artist Management. She has performed at the Staatsoper Berlin, Opera de Oviedo, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, and Gran Teatre del Liceu.