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Subject: Fwd: Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: IL TROVATORE and LUISA MILLER
From: Bob Kosovsky <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:56:05 -0500
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This season Marco Armiliato and Bertrand de Billy will conduct the Met’s
productions of Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Luisa Miller, respectively, both
replacing James Levine.

Maestro Armiliato has conducted more than 400 performances with the Met
since his debut in 1998. In recent years, he has conducted performances at
the Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Zurich Opera, and Gran
Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Later in 2018 he leads three Puccini operas
at the Met: La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot.

Sir David McVicar’s production of Il Trovatore will feature Maria
Agresta as Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as Manrico, and Anita Rachvelishvili as
Azucena. Quinn Kelsey and Luca Salsi will share the role of Count di Luna,
with Štefan Kocán and Kwangchul Youn both singing the role of Ferrando.

Performances of Il Trovatore are on January 22, 26, 30, Feb 3 (matinee),
6, 9, 12 and 15, 2018.

Maestro de Billy made his Met debut in 1998. He is principal guest
conductor of the Dresdner Philharmonie and was formerly Music Director at
the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in
Vienna, as well as principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre
de Lausanne. He regularly conducts for such companies as the Vienna State
Opera, Berlin State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera,
Paris Opéra, the Salzburg Festival, and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In 2018 he will also conduct performances of Tosca and Cendrillon at the
Met.

Elijah Moshinsky’s production of Luisa Miller features Sonya Yoncheva in
the title role, with Plácido Domingo as her father. Piotr Beczała sings
Rodolfo, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Count
Walter, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Wurm.


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Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
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