Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: OTELLO

Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: OTELLO

Carl Tanner will sing the title role in Verdi's Otello in tonight's season premiere performance, replacing Stuart Skelton, who is ill.

American tenor Carl Tanner makes his Met role debut as Otello. He made his Met debut as Dick Johnson in Puccini's La Fanciulla del West in 2010, followed by performances as Radamès in Verdi's Aida and Turiddu in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Recent performances have included Radamès at Washington National Opera, Otello at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and Luigi in Puccini's Il Tabarro at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He was seen earlier this season singing the title role of Otello at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and at the Savonlinna Festival in Finland.

The cast for Otello includes Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona, Jennifer Johson Cano as Emilia, Alexey Dolgov as Cassio, ?eljko Lu?i? as Iago, and James Morris as Lodovico. Gustavo Dudamel conducts.

Performances of Otello run through January 10, 2019.

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