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21st century blues

Your doyenne peers into the future, or, to be more accurate, into the Future Met Wiki, to reveal the latest rumors on casting and repertoire.

Liudmyla Monastyrska will reprise the title role of Aida in 2016-2017, opposite the Radames of Jorge de Leon. Also that season: Amber Wagner will sing Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer and Clementine Margaine will sing Carmen.

Angela Meade will alternate with Anna Netrebko in the title role of Norma in 2017-2018. Also that season: Tara Erraught will sing Nicklausse in a revival of Les Contes d’Hoffmann opposite Diana Damrau and Piotr Beczala; Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct Elektra; Elizabeth DeShong joins the cast of Semiramide as Arsace.

Stuart Skelton will sing Siegmund in the 2018-2019 revival of Der Ring des Nibelungen, conducted by Philippe Jordan. Also that season, Netrebko. Beczala and Anita Rachvelishvili star in a new production of Adriana Lecouvreur.

  • parpignol

    Konieczny just announced to replace Volle in tomorrow’s Walkuere in Vienna; what’s up with that?

    • Bill

      parpignol -- this cast change was announced some time ago and has been on the Staatsoper website.

    • parpignol

      could have sworn it was still listed as Volle last week; anyway, I’m looking forward to it--

  • zinka

    Piotr says NO HOFFMANN!!!!!!!!

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      what do you mean please?

      • zinka

        Piotr just wrote me he will NOT sing Hoffmann..But he would be good…….

        • Bill

          Zinka -- Piotr was scheduled to sing Hoffmann
          at the Wiener Staatsoper last year or the year before and decided not to sing the role at least
          at that time and cancelled (well in advance)
          apparently not feeling an affinity with the role.
          Perhaps he has changed his mind for the future as
          it should suit him very well.