Wiener Staatsoper Announces New Cast Change for ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

By Francisco Salazar
The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” performance on Jan. 3.

The company said that Stefan Astakhov will sing the role of Figaro replacing Boris Pinkhasovich.

Astakhov has performed at the Wroclaw Opera, the Prague National Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and at the Lucerne Festival. He is also an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper.

He is set to join a cast that includes Alasdair Kent, Paolo Bordogna, Patricia Nolz, Peter Kellner, Ruth Brauer, Aurora Marthens, and Nikita Ivasechko. Michele Mariotti conducts a production by Herbert Fritsch.

Pinkhasovich returns to the production on Jan. 7. “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” is set to run through Jan. 15, 2022.

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