Due to scheduling changes, Russian mezzo-soprano and Jette Parker Young Artist Aigul Akhmetshina replaces French mezzo-soprano Anaik Morel in the title role of Carmen on 26 June 2019.

Anaik Morel will continue to sing the role of Carmen on 22, 24 and 28 June and 10, 13, 16 and 20 July 2019 and Aigul Akhmetshina will sing Carmen on 2 and 5 July 2019, as previously announced.

Aigul Akhmetshina joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2017. In the 2017/18 Season she sang Carmen (La Tragédie de Carmen) at Wilton’s Music Hall), Mercédès (Carmen) and Sonyetka (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) on the main stage and Dryad in a scene from Ariadne auf Naxos and Isabella in a scene from L’italiana in Algeri (JPYAP Summer Performance). This Season she has sung Mercédès, Carmen, Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and Preziosilla (La forza del destino) for The Royal Opera.

Anaik Morel will make her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Carmen. Her recent appearances include Charlotte (Werther) in Zurich and for Opéra national du Rhin, Sesto (La clemenza di Tito) in Klagenfurt and Carmen for Zurich Opera, Stuttgart Opera and Opéra de Montpellier.

The rest of the cast remains unchanged.

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