24 June 2015 at 5.11pm | Comment on this article
Due to illness, Mikeldi Atxalandabaso has withdrawn from singing the role of Ruodi. The role will now be shared between Italian tenor Enea Scala (29 June; 2 and 5 July) and Korean tenor and former Jette Parker Young Artist Ji Hyun Kim (8, 10, 14 and 17 July).
Enea Scala makes his Royal Opera debut singing the role of Ruodi. He has previously sung this role for Bavarian State Opera and Munich Opera Festival, and he will sing the role for Geneva Opera in September 2015. His other recent engagements include: Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for São Paolo Opera; Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore in Brescia, Cremona, Como and Pavia; and Belfiore in La finta giardiniera for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Ji Hyun Kim was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists programme from 2010-12. His roles for The Royal Opera during this time included First Prisoner in Fidelio, Gastone de Letorières in La traviata, Helenus in Les Troyens and Roderigo in Otello. His other recent engagements elsewhere include Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne at Sejong Arts Centre in Seoul, Major Domo in Der Rosenkavalier for Marseille Opera.
The rest of the cast remains unchanged.