Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘I Puritani’

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of “I Puritani.”

The company noted that Adam Plachetka will sing the role of Riccardo.

Plachetka, who has been a member of the Wiener Staatsoper, has performed the role with the company previously. The baritone has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro alla Scala, and Royal Opera House, among others. His repertoire includes Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, and Handel, among others.

Plachetka joins a cast that includes Roberto Tagliavini, John Osborn, and Pretty Yende. Francesco Lanzillotta conducts the revival of John Dew’s production. 

“I Puritani” is set to be performed from May 20 to June 2, 2022.