2 May 2017 at 2.14pm | 10 Comments
With deep regret, French baritone Ludovic Tézier has withdrawn from singing the role of Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa in Don Carlo for personal reasons. The role will be now be sung by German baritone Christoph Pohl on 12, 15, 26 and 29 May, and by Italian baritone Simone Piazzola on 19 and 22 May.
Christoph Pohl made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Johannes in the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Morgen und Abend. He has previously sung the role of Rodrigo in Dresden, where he is a member of the ensemble at the Semperoper. His recent roles include Wolfram in Tannhäuser for La Fenice, Venice, the title role in Falstaff for Theater an der Wien and the title role in Don Giovanni for Semperoper Dresden.
Simone Piazzola has previously sung the role of Rodrigo for La Scala, Milan. His recent roles include Giorgio Germont in La traviata in Berlin, Los Angeles and Verona, Count di Luna in Il trovatore in Amsterdam and Verona, Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Renato in Un ballo in maschera for Rome Opera.
The rest of the cast remains the same.