19 September 2017 at 5.10pm | Comment on this article
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.