By David Salazar
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced a cast chance for its production of “I Due Foscari.”
Soprano María José Siri is set to take on the role of Lucrezia Contarini in the work, replacing soprano Ailyn Pérez, who was originally scheduled. Siri previously took on the opera 11 years ago; Pérez was supposed to make her role debut.
Siri will join a cast starring Johnathan Tetelman, Plácido Domingo, Riccardo Fassi, Joseph Dahdah, and Xenia Tziouvaras. Carlo Rizzi conducts the opera, which opens on May 22 and runs through June 2, 2022 for a total of five performances.
Perez is currently scheduled to perform “Le Nozze di Figaro” at Staatsoper Hamburg. That opera opens on June 6 and runs through June 15, 2022 for a total of four performances. She is also set to take on “La Boheme” in Munich in late July; Perez has two more productions of the Puccini opera scheduled for the Royal Opera House and Staatsoper Berlin.