Valeriano Lanchas will sing the role of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia on , replacing the originally scheduled Maurizio Muraro.
As previously announced, Lanchas will also sing Dr. Bartolo on . Mr. Lanchas made his Met debut last season as Dr. Bartolo in the English-language holiday presentation of The Barber of Seville. He has previously sung the role at Ópera de Colombia in Bogotá. The Colombian bass’s recent credits with other companies include the roles of Bernardino in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Gherardo in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro Real in Madrid, and Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Washington National Opera.
The performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and star Pretty Yende as Rosina with Dmitry Korchak as Count Almaviva, Peter Mattei as Figaro, and Mikhail Petrenko as Don Basilio.