Cast change: Jennifer Rowley to replace Diana Damrau in Robert le diable
American soprano to sing role of Isabelle in Laurent Pelly's new production.
Jennifer Rowley is to replace Diana Damrau for all performances of Robert le diable following the German soprano’s earlier withdrawal due to pregnancy.
The American soprano will make her Royal Opera debut in the role, previously appearing as Magda in La rondine at Teatro Comunale di Bologna; the title role in Maria di Rohan at Caramoor Music Festival; Musetta in La bohème in Norway and Toledo; and Orasia in Telemann’s Orpheus for New York City Opera.
The rest of the cast remains unchanged with Bryan Hymel in the title role, John Relyea as Bertram, Marina Poplavskaya as Alice, Nicholas Courjal as Alberti and Jean-François Borras as Raimbaut.
Laurent Pelly’s production opens on 6 December.