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Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Alexey Lavrov, who stepped into the role of Silvio for performances of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci on January 13th and 17th, will sing the role at all remaining performances, replacing Alessio Arduini, who is ill. Performances are tonight, Thursday January 25 at 8.00pm, Monday January 29 at 7.30pm, and Thursday February 1 at 8.00pm.

Alexey Lavrov previously sang the role of Silvio in Pagliacci at the Met in 2016 and has also sung the role at Opernhaus Zürich. This season Lavrov has sung the role of Ping in Puccini's Turandot at the Met, and is scheduled to perform as Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème in February, a part he sang with the company last year. A graduate of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Lavrov made his company debut in 2013 as the Herald in Verdi's Otello and has since appeared as Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème, Count Dominik in Strauss' Arabella, the Huntsman in Dvo?ák's Rusalka, and Yamadori in Puccini's Madama Butterfly.

The performances of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci are conducted by Nicola Luisotti and star Roberto Alagna, Ekaterina Semenchuk, George Gagnidze, Željko Lucic, and Aleksandra Kurzak.

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