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Cast change: Ismael Jordi to sing in Maria Stuarda

Spanish tenor to replace Charles Castronovo.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

11 November 2013 at 4.17pm | 5 Comments

American tenor Charles Castronovo has withdrawn from the role of Roberto, Earl of Leicester, in Maria Stuarda. The role will now be sung by Spanish tenor Ismael Jordi, who makes his debut with The Royal Opera in the role of Roberto.

Jordi’s previous roles have included Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Amsterdam, Zürich and Dresden; Riccardo Percy in Anna Bolena in Frankfurt, Pylade in Iphigénie en Tauride in Valencia, Wilhelm Meister in Mignon in Paris, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix and Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Barcelona, the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto in Bilbao, Seville, Verona and Hamburg; Lensky in Eugene Onegin in Bilbao and Alfredo in La traviata in Amsterdam.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

11 November 2013 at 4.17pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, Ismael Jordi, Maria Stuarda, Production

This article has 5 comments

  1. Isamel Jordi, such a great tenor! I've known and followed him since his very debut in Jerez, around 15 years ago! TOI TOI TOI!

  2. Nick responded on 10 March 2014 at 8:41am Reply

    I saw him 10 years ago in Jerez in Elisir D'Amore and he was great. Since then I saw his very fine Duke in Macerata. Very pleased with this cast change, actually.

  3. Kris responded on 8 July 2014 at 11:20pm Reply

    Saw stuarda today. Had never heard of the tenor before but he was indeed amazing

  4. jane scott responded on 12 July 2014 at 3:29pm Reply

    saw the production last night, it was spellbinding, all the lead roles were wonderful. Di Donato simply exquisite. have never seen Jordi before but will definately try and catch him again, he has a wonderful voice,acts well, great stage presence, sounded a little like Florez at times. i wept my way through the second act. bravo!

  5. Isabel Boyer responded on 24 July 2014 at 2:53pm Reply

    Agree- Ismael Jordi has a wonderful voice and really stood out in this very strong cast> looking forward to his return to Covent Garden..

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