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Cast changes: Etienne Dupuis and Rodion Pogossov to sing in La bohème

Canadian and Russian baritones to replace Alessio Arduini and Andrei Bondarenko as Marcello in summer 2018.

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

19 April 2018 at 3.07pm | Comment on this article

Italian baritone Alessio Arduini and Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko have both withdrawn from the role of Marcello in The Royal Opera’s forthcoming revival of La bohème.

The role of Marcello will now be sung by Canadian baritone Etienne Dupuis on 16, 20, 26 and 30 June 2018 and 4, 11, 14 (evening) and 20 (matinee) July 2018 and Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov on 22, 25 and 27 June 2018 and 14 (matinee) and 20 (evening) July 2018.

Polish baritone Andrzej Filończyk will now sing the role of Schaunard on 22, 25 and 27 June 2018 and 14 (matinee) and 20 (evening) July 2018, replacing Rodion Pogossov who was scheduled to sing the role on these dates.

Etienne Dupuis makes his Royal Opera debut as Marcello. Other engagements include Marcello, Posa in Don Carlo, Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de perles, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Giorgio Germont in La traviata, Marcello, Silvio in PagliacciRenato in Un ballo in maschera and Eugene Onegin for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Joseph de Rocher in Dead Man Walking and Pink in the world premiere of Another Brick in the Wall for Opéra de Montréal, Oreste in Iphigénie en Tauride for Paris Opéra, Zurga for Opéra national du Rhin, Zürich Opera and Opéra de Nantes, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Calgary Opera, Metternich in L’Aiglon with Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Ramiro in L’Heure espagnole and Grandfather Clock and Tom Cat in L’Enfant et les sortilèges for Glyndebourne Festival.

Rodion Pogossov made his Royal Opera House debut in 2009 singing in the Beloved Friend gala performance. He participated in the Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where he has recently sung Schaunard in La bohème and Silvio in Pagliacci. Other recent appearances include Silvio for Norwegian National Opera, Marcello and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte for Cincinnati Opera, Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory for Seattle Opera, Papageno for Los Angeles Opera, Don Giovanni for Ópera de Oviedo, Marcello for Michigan Opera Theatre and Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia for Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Palm Beach Opera and Los Angeles Opera.

Andrzej Filończyk made his Royal Opera debut this Season as Silvio in Pagliacci. He was a member of the Young Talents Development Programme at Polish National Opera and made his debut at Teatr Wielki, Poznan, in 2015 as Tonio in Pagliacci. He has since returned there to sing Andrey Shchelkalov in Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin. Engagements elsewhere include Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly and Marullo in Rigoletto for Polish National Opera, Silvio for Teatro Regio, Turin, Schaunard in La bohème for Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, and Mathias Wissmann/Host in The Fiery Angel for Zürich Opera House as a member of the International Opera Studio. He participated in the 2016 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, singing Servant in Thaïs.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

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

19 April 2018 at 3.07pm

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