Due to illness, mezzo-soprano Ksenia Dudnikova will not be singing the title role in Carmen. The role will now be sung by French mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez on 30 November, 4 and 8 December. Casting for the subsequent performances will be announced in due course.
Gaëlle Arquez made her Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season singing Carmen in Barrie Kosky’s production. She also sung the title role in the production at Frankfurt Opera in 2017.