By Francisco Salazar
The Opéra de Toulon has announced a cast change for its production of “Così fan tutte.”
The company said that Laurent Alvaro will not be able to sing the role of Don Alfon due to illness. As a result, he will be replaced by David Bižić.
Bižić is a baritone who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Tel-Aviv, and Macerata Opera Festival. This season he is set to perform in Japan and Liege.
The baritone joins a cast that includes Barbara Kits, Marion Lebègue, Pauline Courtin, Vincenzo Nizzardo, and Dave Monaco. Christophe Gayral directs while Karel Deseure conducts.
“Così fan tutte” is set to open run from Jan. 27 to 31, 2022.