Wiener Staatsoper Announces Two Cast Changes

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Wiener Staatsoper)

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced two cast changes for its upcoming productions.

The company announced that Italian bass Roberto Tagliavini withdrew from performances of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” due to illness.

As a result, bass Adrian Sâmpetrean will replace Tagliavini and make his house debut performing the role of Alidoro on Jan. 18, 22 and 25, 2020.

Sâmpetrean recently performed the role of Leporello in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at Les Chorégies d’Orange, title role in “Don Giovanni” at the Deutsche Oper Am Rhein, as well as Ramfis in “Aida” and Alidoro in “La Cenerentola” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

The bass will join a cast that includes Antonino Siragusa, Orhan Yildiz, Margarita Gritskova, Alessandro Corbelli, Ileana Tonca and Svetlina Stoyanova.

Evelino Pidò will conduct the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

The company also announced that conductor Michael Boder will replace conductor Mikko Franck for Strauss’ “Salome” on Jan. 20 and 24. Franck withdrew from the production due to illness.

Boder will conduct the production by Boleslaw Barlog, which stars Herwig Pecoraro, Waltraud Meier, Lise Lindstrom and Michael Volle.