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Cast change: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner to sing in Capriccio

Swiss mezzo-soprano replaces Christine Rice.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

18 June 2013 at 12.00pm | 5 Comments

British mezzo-soprano Christine Rice has had to withdraw from the role of Clairon in The Royal Opera’s concert performances of Capriccio on the advice of her doctor.

The role of Clairon will now be sung by Swiss mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, who makes her Royal Opera debut.

Tanja's recent roles have included Princess Eboli in Don Carlo, Fricka in Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, the Princess of Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvrer and Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Frankfurt. She has been a member of the Ensemble of Frankfurt Opera since 2009.  Her other roles have included Charlotte in Die Soldaten and Countess Geschwitz in Lulu for the Salzburg Festival, the title role in Carmen in Basel and Nurse in Die Frau ohne Schatten for De Vlaamse Opera.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

18 June 2013 at 12.00pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged cast change, Clairon, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

This article has 5 comments

  1. John M responded on 18 June 2013 at 5:45pm Reply

    I have heard Frau Baumgartner in Frankfurt. She is a good replacement and people will not be disappointed. Wishing Ms Rice a speedy recovery ...

  2. Alexandra Vivien Eldin-Taylor responded on 18 June 2013 at 10:37pm Reply

    Get well soon Christine and welcome Tanja to the Royal Opera House, you will be splendid.

  3. Sue responded on 19 June 2013 at 12:07am Reply

    This is worrying news - Christine Rice has already had to pull out of Don Carlo several weeks ago. I sincerely wish her a swift recovery.

  4. I have worked with T. Baumgartner recently in a production of Daphne at Oper Frankfurt. She is the real deal. Nobody will be disappointed in her work. Toi toi toi on a great debut at the ROH.

  5. Colin Mudd responded on 21 June 2013 at 4:54pm Reply

    Tanya is outstanding and will be a welcome addition to the team. Having heard her several times including a sensationsal Eboli the audience are in for a real treat.

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