Wiener Staatsoper Announces Conductor Change For ‘Carmen’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Marco Borggreve)

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that Omer Meir Wellber will not conduct the final autumn performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” on Nov. 19, 2021.

As a result, Bertrand de Billy will take over in a pit.

De Billy will lead a cast that includes Freddie De Tommaso in the role of Don José, Erwin Schrott as Escamillo, Vera-Lotte Boecker as Micaëla, and Clémentine Margaine in the title role. The rest of the cast includes Joanna Kędzior, Isabel Signoret, Peter Kellner, Stefan Astakhov, Robert Bartneck, and Clemens Unterreiner. Calixto Bieito is the director.

The run of “Carmen” at the Wiener Staatsoper continues on April 1, 2022, with Anna Goryachova, Vittorio Grigolo, Alexander Vinogradov, and Tamuna Gochashvili among the cast members.