Roberto Aronica will sing the role of Don José in the February 7 and 11 matinee performances of Bizet’s Carmen, replacing the originally scheduled Marcelo Álvarez, who is ill.
Italian tenor Aronica has sung Don José at Italy’s Teatro Regio di Torino and Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Following his company debut in 1998 as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, he starred as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto and in three Puccini roles: Rodolfo in La Bohème, Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and Cavaradossi in Tosca. Later this season, he will reprise the role of Don José at La Fenice and sing des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at Naples’s Teatro di San Carlo.
The February 7 and 11 matinee performances of Carmen will be conducted by Asher Fisch and will star Cleméntine Margaine in the title role with Maria Agresta as Micaëla and Kyle Ketelsen as Escamillo.