January 1, 2013

Casting Update News

Elizabeth Bishop will sing the role of Dido in this evening's performance of Berlioz's Les Troyens, replacing Susan Graham, who is ill.

Bishop made her Met role debut as Dido last Saturday, December 29. She has sung more than 40 Met performances since her 1994 debut as a Venetian in Britten's Death in Venice, including the title role in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, Mother Marie in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, the Second Norn in Wagner's Götterdämmerung, and Venus in Wagner's Tannhäuser.

Les Troyens, conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, also stars Deborah Voigt as Cassandra, Karen Cargill as Anna, Bryan Hymel as Aeneas, Eric Cutler as Iopas, Dwayne Croft as Coroebus, and Kwangchul Youn as Narbal.