By Francisco Salazar
San Francisco Opera has announced a cast change for its Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice.”
The company said Meigui Zhang will make her role debut as Eurydice, replacing Christina Gansch who is expecting her second child and has withdrawn from the production.
Zhang made her company debut this past summer as Dai Yu in Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s “Dream of the Red Chamber.” The soprano also featured in San Francisco Opera’s “In Song.” A Merola Opera Program participant in 2018, Zhang was selected to join the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program.
Zhang joins a cast that includes countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and Nicole Heaston.
Matthew Ozawa directs San Francisco Opera’s new production, which will be performed five times between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1, 2022.