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Cast changes: Ivan Magrì and Jennifer Davis to sing in L'elisir d'amore on 22 June 2017

Irish soprano and Italian tenor to replace Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna in the roles of Adina and Nemorino.

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

21 June 2017 at 4.28pm | 2 Comments

Due to illness, Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak has had to withdraw from singing the role of Adina in L'elisir d'amore on 22 June 2017. In addition, French-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna will no longer be singing the role of Nemorino in the same performance, as he is suffering from tracheitis.

The role of Adina will now be performed by Irish soprano Jennifer Davis. The role of Nemorino will now be sung by Italian tenor Ivan Magrì, who sang Nemorino in the performance on Sunday 11 June, in his Royal Opera debut.

Ivan Magrì will return to The Royal Opera in the 2017/18 Season to sing the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. Magrì was born in Catania, and studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and with Luciano Pavarotti. His opera engagements include Werther for Hungarian State Opera, Manrico in Il trovatore in Cagliari, Rodolfo in La bohème for Hamburg State Opera and in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bari, Alfredo Germont in La traviata for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Berlin State Opera and in Cagliari, Valencia and Florence; Duke of Mantua for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Rome Opera and in Budapest and Florence; Nemorino for Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Lima, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Hamburg and Zürich, Arturo I puritani in Bratislava, Camille de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe for Teatro Regio, Turin, and Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra in Valencia.

Jennifer Davis joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the start of the 2015/16 Season. In her first Season with The Royal Opera, she sang Second Grace/Second Fate in Orpheus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, Nursing Sister in Suor Angelica and Ines in Il trovatore on the main stage, and in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis at the Lyric Hammersmith. During the 2016/17 Season she has sung Ifigenia in Oreste at Wilton’s Music Hall, Ines in Il trovatore and Adina, and will sing Arbate in Mitridate, re di Ponto for The Royal Opera. She has also sung in Les Enfants Terribles and Flight Pattern for The Royal Ballet and appeared in recital at the Théâtre du Châtelet. She returns to The Royal Opera in the 2017/18 Season to sing First Lady in Die Zauberflöte.

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

21 June 2017 at 4.28pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Laurent Pelly, cast change, Jette Parker Young Artists, L'Elisir d'amore, Production

This article has 2 comments

  1. Heather Prophet responded on 23 June 2017 at 12:25am Reply

    Jennifer Davis was outstanding this evening, very assured and beautiful singing. I am sure she has a great career ahead. Ivan Magri was also magnificent; - he valiantly continued after the interval despite having sustained an injury in the first act. He was clearly in pain (the rib area) but was wonderful and we all appreciated his performance even more. We had £13 seats in the extreme Stalls Circle Right (very near to the stage), so were able to clearly see what was going on. Great seats by the way - and who says "the trouble with opera is that it is too expensive"? Highly recommend B105 & 106 SCR. Thanks to the whole cast - the chorus are on great form - OTELLO last night and perfection tonight.

  2. Gregory Halliwell responded on 23 June 2017 at 10:26am Reply

    Totally agree with every word. What an uplifting evening. Such a tonic! AND very moving.

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