February 26, 2016
Casting Update News
Latonia Moore will sing her first Met performance of the role of Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Wednesday, March 2, replacing Hei-Kyung Hong, who is ill.
Moore, who made a notable Met debut in 2012 as the title character in Verdi’s Aida, has sung Cio-Cio-San at the Hamburg State Opera and will sing the role later this spring with San Diego Opera. She recently made her role debut as the title character in Puccini’s Tosca with New York City Opera Renaissance and sang Aida with Zurich Opera, Bergen National Opera, and Opera Australia. She will return to the Met next season to reprise the role of Aida.
The March 2 performance of Madama Butterfly is conducted by Karel Mark Chichon and also stars Gwyn Hughes Jones as Pinkerton, Maria Zifchak as Suzuki, and Artur Rucinski as Sharpless.