Cast confirmation: Anna Caterina Antonacci to sing in Carmen on 3, 6 and 9 January 2014.
Italian soprano to replace Elīna Garanča, who has withdrawn due to pregnancy.
Following the withdrawal of Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča from the title role in The Royal Opera’s production of Carmen, the role of Carmen on 3, 6 and 9 January 2014 will be sung by Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, who created the role in this production for The Royal Opera in December 2006. She has also recently performed the role in Paris and Copenhagen.
Anna Caterina Antonacci made her Royal Opera debut in 1994 singing the role of Elcia in Mosè in Egitto, and sang the role of the Trojan princess Cassandra in Les Troyens for The Royal Opera in June and July 2012. Recent roles have included Elle in La Voix Humaine in Luxembourg and Paris, Susanna in Il segreto di Susanna and the title role in Pénélope in Paris, Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello in Brussels and Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi in Paris and Lyons.
The rest of the cast is unchanged.