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14 December 2018

American Tenor Carl Tanner to Replace Stuart Skelton in Title Role of Met's Season Premiere of Otello 

AMERICAN TENOR Carl Tanner has been tapped by the Metropolitan Opera to sing the title role in tonight's season premiere performance of Verdi's Otello, the house announced today. Tanner, who will make his Met role debut with the performance, replaces Stuart Skelton, who is ill. 

Tanner made his house debut as Dick Johnson in 2010 Met performances of Fanciulla del West and has gone on to sing Radamès and Turiddu at the Met. Recently, he has sung the role of Radamès at Washington National Opera, Otello at the Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and Tabarro's Luigi at the Royal Opera House. Earlier this season, he sang Otello at the Bolshoi and Finland's Savonlinna Festival.    

The Otello performances, which will be conducted by Gustavo Dudamel in his Met debut, also feature Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Emilia, Alexey Dolgov as Cassio, Željko Lučić as Iago and James Morris as Lodovico. spacer 

More information can be found at The Metropolitan Opera.

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