26 May 2015 at 12.23pm | 37 Comments
Update: Cast change also in effect for 3 June 2015 in addition to earlier change for 28 May 2015 [amended 1 June 2015]
Due to serious family and personal reasons, Plácido Domingo has withdrawn from singing the role of Giorgio Germont in La traviata on 28 May and 3 June. The role will now be sung by Italian baritone Franco Vassallo.
Franco Vassallo has previously sung the role of Giorgio Germont for Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Opera di Verona, Berlin State Opera and Vienna State Opera. He made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Marcello in La bohème. His other recent appearances include Rigoletto in Geneva and Munich, Count di Luna in Il trovatore and Macbeth for La Scala, Milan, and Guido di Monforte in I vespri siciliani for Teatro Real, Madrid.
The rest of the cast for this performance remains unchanged.