Yannick Nézet-Séguin Withdraws From ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ at Metropolitan Opera

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Hans van der Woerd)

The Metropolitan Opera House has announced that its Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will not be conducting a run of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in January 2022.

Per a press release, Nézet-Séguin will be taking a brief, almost four-week sabbatical from all conducting duties commencing Dec. 19, 2021. “This short break will allow time for me to re-energize as we return in the new year with more inspiring art,” stated Nézet-Séguin. The Philadelphia Orchestra has also announced that Nézet-Séguin will not be appearing for concerts on Dec. 31, 2021, and Jan. 1, 2022.

As a result, Daniele Rustioni will take over “Le Nozze di Figaro” and lead a cast that includes Lucy Crowe as Susanna, Golda Schultz as Countess Almaviva, Isabel Leonard as Cherubino, Christian Gerhaher as Count Almaviva, Maurizio Muraro as Bartolo, and Ryan McKinny in the title role.

Nézet-Séguin is currently in the midst of conducting a run of Aucoin and Ruhl’s “Eurydice” at the Metropolitan Opera and is set to open a revival of “Tosca” with Sondra Radvanovsky.