Vienna Opera replaces hospitalised US tenormain
The State Opera is continuing Carmen rehearsals without the intended Don Jose, who is in a Vienna hospital with Covid-19.
Anita Rachvelishvili has thankfully recovered from her Covid diagnosis to sing the title role.
Piotr Beczala (pictured) replaces the sick Charles Castronovo as Don José.
Erwin Schrott sings Escamillo and Olga Kulchynska is Micaëla. Andrés Orozco-Estrada makes his house debut as conductor. The director is Calixto Bieito.
First performance – in front of an empty house but on main-channel national TV – is on February 21.