Toi toi toi to Kristina Mkhitaryan who makes her house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gianni Schicchi as Lauretta. Puccini’s epic Il trittico opens this Friday 23 November under the esteemed baton of Bertrand de Billy. The production features a number of Askonas Holt stars, including Marcelo Álvarez and new signing Gabriella Reyes.
Kristina continues her busiest season yet, having made six house debuts already this year, as Michaela in Barrie Kosky’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Medora Il Corsaro at Palau des Arts Valencia, Violetta La Traviata at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera di Roma, and Bayerische Staatsoper and Gilda Rigoletto at Sydney Opera House. This season Kristina will also debut at Palm Beach Opera, Royal Opera House Muscat, and Hamburgische Staatsoper, and will return to the Royal Opera House London, and Glyndebourne.
Fresh from her acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida earlier this season, rising star Gabriella Reyes returns to sing the role of Nella in Gianni Schicchi. Having also recently made her Carnegie Hall debut in A Child of Our Time with the New York Choral Society, Gabriella will return to the Met once more later this season for First Lady in The Magic Flute.
Marcelo continues his close association with the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Luigi in Il tabarro. Il trittico runs from 23 November to 15 December. For tickets and to find out more, please visit the Metropolitan Opera website.