Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will star as Amneris in the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming production of Aida, according to the New York Times.
As previously reported, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, directed by Spring Awakening Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, is set to open the Met’s 2020–2021 season. The production will be conducted by the company's new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Rachvelishvili sang the role of Amneris in the Met's Sonja Frisell-helmed Aida, which runs in repertory through March 7, 2019. She sang during performances in September and October before returning to the Met this December to sing The Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur, helmed by Sir David McVicar.
Adriana Lecouvreur, which stars soprano Anna Netrebko as Adriana and tenor Piotr Beczala as Maurizio, begins performances December 31 and continues through January 26.
Rachvelishvili will return to the Met in March to sing Dalila in Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila.