8 May 2018 at 3.09pm | 28 Comments
Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the role of Elsa in The Royal Opera's forthcoming new production of Lohengrin, to ensure her full recovery from a routine abdominal medical procedure.
Kristine Opolais said: ‘I withdraw from Lohengrin at the Royal Opera House with a heavy heart. I am incredibly sorry to disappoint my fans in London, but I look forward to returning to The Royal Opera in the 2018/19 Season as Tosca. I am extremely grateful for everyone’s support.’
The role of Elsa will now be sung by Irish soprano Jennifer Davis.
Jennifer Davis was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2015–17, singing Euphrosyne/Lachesis in Orpheus, Nursing Sister in Suor Angelica, Ines in Il trovatore, Ifigenia in Oreste, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis for The Royal Opera, and in Les Enfants Terribles and Flight Pattern for The Royal Ballet. She returned earlier this Season to sing First Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She returns in the 2018/19 Season to sing Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with The Royal Opera.
Kristine Opolais will also withdraw from the Spring Gala on 30 May 2018.
The rest of the cast remains the same.