17 October 2016 at 4.33pm | 1 Comment
Following the announcement that French-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna has withdrawn from Verdi's Il trovatore, the role of Manrico will now be shared between Uzbekistani tenor Najmiddin Mavlyanov (4, 7, 10 and 13 December) and Italian tenor Stefano Secco (16 December).
Mavlyanov made his Royal Opera debut as Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, during the 2015/16 Season. Elsewhere he has performed with the Stanislavsky Opera, Moscow, Opera Vlaanderen, Deutsche Opera am Rhein and Finnish National Opera, in roles including Alfredo Germont in La traviata, Manrico in Il trovatore, Don José in Carmen, Rodolfo in La bohème, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and the title role of Werther.
Secco made his Royal Opera debut as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore in 2007. His recent engagements include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Hamburg State Opera, Rodolfo in La bohème for Teatro Regio in Turin, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore for Vienna State Opera and the title role in Don Carlo for Grange Park Opera.
The rest of the cast remains unchanged.