3 April 2014

Javier Camarena to Replace Juan Diego Flórez in First Three Performances of Upcoming Met Cenerentola Revival

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Mexican tenor Javier Camarena has been tapped to sing the role of Prince Ramiro in the first three performances of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming revival of La Cenerentola, replacing Juan Diego Flórez, who has withdrawn from those performances due to illness, the company announced today. 

Camarena made his Met debut as Almaviva in 2011 performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and performed the role of Elvino in the company's recent revival of La Sonnambula. A bel canto specialist, Camarena has previously sung Prince Ramiro at the Opéra National de Paris as well as at Brussels' Théatre de la Monnaie. Following the Met Cenerentola performances on April 21, 25 and 28, he will take on the role of Ramiro again this summer in Salzburg and Munich. 

According to the Met, Flórez is still scheduled to sing the final three performances of the Cenerentola run, including the May 10 matinee that will be transmitted to theaters worldwide as part of the Met's Live in HD series.

The company's revival of La Cenerentola features Joyce DiDonato in the title role, with Luca Pisaroni as Alidoro, Pietro Spagnoli making his Met debut as Dandini and Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico. spacer 

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Photo: Javier Camarena as Almaviva at the Met
© Beth Bergman 2014

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