Monday, November 30, 2015

San Francisco Opera Cast Change Annoucements: Summer, 2016

And the run of withdrawals and cancellations continues at the War Memorial Opera House!

There are no changes to Jenufa.

For Carmen, Nadine Sierra has withdrawn from her scheduled engagement as Micaela. Ellie Dehn replaces her in the opening night cast. In the alternate cast, Maxim Aksenov replaces Riccardo Massi as Don Jose. Massi and Sierra are both withdrawing for personal reasons.

Further, resident conductor Jordi Bernacer replaces Carlo Montanaro for the final Carmen performance.

For Don Carlo, Krassimira Stoyanova has withdrawn, owing to ongoing health concerns that prevent her from traveling long distances. (And that is a bummer.) Ana Maria Martinez replaces her as Elisbetta di Valois. And I must admit, Martinez is a very classy replacement.

Ferruccio Furlanetto will replace Rene Pape as Filippo II in the very last performance of Don Carlo, owing to a scheduling conflict on Pape's part. As I said about Martinez....


Michael Strickland said...

Gockley has had a good track record with "very classy" replacements over the years, though of course not always. I'm most excited about Mattila as Kostelnicka in "Jenufa" and pray she doesn't have to cancel for any "personal reasons."

Lisa Hirsch said...

I was excited about Stoyanova, but also apprehensive about whether her. I was hoping that if she did cancel, they'd get Lianna Haroutounian. Oh, well - I'm still excited about Mattila, who will be great. And who is likely to turn up.

CruzSF said...

We've lucked out with the replacements in Don Carlo, at least.

Lisa Hirsch said...