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Cast change: Kristina Mkhitaryan to sing in Carmen

Russian soprano to sing the role of Micaëla, replacing Anett Fritsch.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

19 September 2017 at 5.10pm | Comment on this article

Due to pregnancy, German soprano Anett Fritsch has withdrawn from singing the role of Micaëla in The Royal Opera's Carmen.

The role will now be sung on 6, 10, 14, 20, 23 February; 3 and 6 March by Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, who will make her Royal Opera debut in the role. She has recently sung the role of Micaëla for Norwegian National Opera in Oslo.

A graduate of the Galina Vishnevskaya Theatre Studio, Moscow, Kristina Mkhitaryan joined the Young Artists Opera Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre, where she remains a studio artist. Her recent roles include Eritea in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo for Dutch National Opera, Violetta Valéry in La traviata for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Isifile in Il Giasone at the Grand Theatre de Génève and Giulietta in I Capuletti e i Montecchi for Bergen National Opera. Her roles for the Bolshoi have included Norina in Don Pasquale, Xenia in Boris Godunov, Gilda in Rigoletto and Amina in La sonnambula. She won second prize at the 2017 Operalia Competition.

The rest of the cast of Carmen remains unchanged.

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By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

19 September 2017 at 5.10pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Barrie Kosky, Carmen, cast change, Production

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