Unfortunately Dmitri Hvorostovsky has to cancel his participation in the Otello production of the 2016 Salzburg Easter Festival due to continuing cancer treatment. Carlos Álvarez will sing the role of Iago.
Thankfully, Carlos Álvarez will take on this role, which he has already performed at many opera houses to great acclaim. His other major roles include Posa (Don Carlo), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Don Giovanni and Escamillo (Carmen). Since his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1995 as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Carlos Álvarez has performed there many times. He first performed at the Salzburg Festival in 1998 as Posa and recently in 2008 as Iago. He was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger in 2007.
The Salzburg Easter Festival would like to wish Dmitri Hvorostovsky all the best for a speedy recovery.