Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Alagna is out of Bayreuth's new LOHENGRIN
In other words, the July 25 opening night of this opera is almost here, and he has not learned the role.
The festival has yet to announce a replacement, but the remaining cast members remain the same. Alagna will next perform at the Metropolitan Opera where he will open the season singing the title role in Samson et Dalila. The tenor will also perform Andrea Chénier at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Otello at the Opéra National de Paris, Luisa Miller in Opera de Monte Carlo, and La Traviata in Paris.
Meanwhile, the Bayreuth Festival opens on July 25 with Christian Thielemann conducting this new production of Lohengrin, which currently has no tenor. Director Yuval Sharon will become the first American to direct at Bayreuth. Scheduled singers Anja Harteros and Waltraud Meier are still scheduled to perform.