10 January 2013 at 2.00pm | 28 Comments
Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón has had to withdraw from singing the role of Rodolfo in La bohème tonight (Thursday 10 January), as he is still suffering from acute bronchitis. The role will be sung by Ukrainian tenor Dmytro Popov.
As tonight sees the opera being filmed for the as live cinema broadcast on 15 January, Dmytro will therefore appear as Rodolfo for this cinecast.
Dmytro made his role debut with The Royal Opera earlier this month. He made his debut with the Company in 2011 as Ivan Sergeyevich Lïkov (The Tsar’s Bride). Previous roles include Macduff (Macbeth) in Lyons, Bogdane Sobinin (A Life for the Tsar) in Montpellier, and Cavaradossi (Tosca) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for Deutsche Oper Berlin. He is also engaged to sing the role of Rodolfo with the Company on 18 January. He is engaged to sing the role of Rodolfo with The Royal Opera on 18 January, and sang Rodolfo for the Company on 3, 5 and 7 January this Season.