Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Eugene Onegin’

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its upcoming revival of “Eugene Onegin.”

The company noted that Asmik Grigorian will take over the role of Tatiana for the first two performances of the run on Oct. 15 and 18 while Elena Guseva will sing the role on Oct. 21, 24, and 26, 2021. Both sopranos will replace Nicole Car, who is ill.

Grigorian is one of the most in-demand singers and is set to sing Elisabeth in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” in December 2021 and Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” in February 2022 at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Meanwhile, Guseva is expected to sing a revival of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” in January 2022 in Vienna with Valery Gergiev conducting.

“Eugene Onegin” is set to star Andrè Schuen in the title role, Anna Goryachova as Olga, Bogdan Volkov as Lenski, and Dimitry Ivashchenko as Prince Gremin. Tomáš Hanus conducts the production by Dmitri Tcherniakov.