By Francisco Salazar
The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its opening night of “La Forza del Destino.”
The company said, “Anna Netrebko, unwell, has canceled the first performance on Dec. 12, 2022. As a result, Anna Pirozzi will sing the role and make her house debut earlier than expected.
Pirozzi was already scheduled to sing performances on Dec. 24, 27, and 30. Pirozzi has sung the role of Leonora in Piacenza and Modena. She is well known for her Verdi interpretations and has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, Teatro Regio di Torino, and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others.
She will join a cast that includes Ludovic Tézier, Russell Thomas, Elena Maximova, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Nicola Alaimo.
Netrebko returns for performances on Dec. 15, 18, and 21, 2022.