On July 3, 2022, Irina Lungu will sing for the first time Alice Ford in Falstaff at the Opernhaus Zürich under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda and in a staging by Sven-Eric Bechtolf. The cast will also include Sir Bryn Terfel, Konstantin Shushakov, Marianna Pizzolato, Sandra Hamaoui, Niamh O’Sullivan, Cyrille Dubois, Iain Milne, Nathan Haller and Brent Michael Smith. There will be a total of four performances with the last one taking place on July 10.
This is Irina Lungu’s second important role debut at the Opernhaus Zürich within just a month, following Imogene in Il pirata in June.
Even though this is a role debut, Irina is no stranger to Falstaff, having sung the opera’s other soprano role, Nannetta, on various occasions, notably at the Teatro alla Scala.