By Francisco Salazar
The Metropolitan Opera has announced a cast change for its opening night of “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.”
The company said that Irina Rindzuner would sing the role of the Convict making her Met debut. She will replace Marcy Stonikas.
Rindzuner is an American dramatic soprano who is well known for her interpretation of Turandot which she has sung 84 times in theaters across the globe including Gran Teatro Puccini, Den Norske Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Minnesota Opera, National Lyric Opera of New York, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, Saarländisches Staatstheater, and Braunschweig Staatstheater, among others.
She joins a cast that includes Svetlana Sozdateleva, Brandon Jovanovich, Nikolai Schukoff, John Relyea, Maria Barakova, Rodell Rosel, Goran Jurić, Alexey Shishlyaev, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts.