Cast change: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt to sing in Le nozze di Figaro
French tenor to replace Joshua Ellicott in role of Don Basilio.
3 September 2013 at 11.34am | Comment on this article
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro © ROH / Mark Douet 2013
Joshua Ellicott has withdrawn from the role of Don Basilio in The Royal Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro for performances in the earlier of two ROH runs: in September and October 2013.
The role will now be sung by French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. Jean-Paul made his debut with The Royal Opera in 1997 at the Edinburgh International Festival. Since then, he’s sung with the Company in The Golden Cockerel, Les Comtes D’Hoffmann and Carmen.
Jean-Paul has previously sung the role of Don Basilio at the Opéra de Lyon and Paris Opéra. Other recent roles include Le Remendado in Salzberg’s Carmen, and Le Roi Ouf I L’étoile for Berlin State Opera. He recently conducted Mesdames de la Halle for Opéra de Lyon and is Artistic Director of the Studio de L’Opéra de Lyon.
The rest of the cast remains the same.