Kaufmann cancels (again)

Kaufmann cancels (again)


norman lebrecht

January 10, 2016

Jonas Kaufmann has pulled out of his only appearances at the Met and Covent Garden this season.

Now he has cancelled the Teatro Real in Madrid. Acute sinusitis is the given cause.

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  • Yes Addison says:

    Kaufmann has pulled out of something at the Met *this* season? He’s scheduled to anchor a new production of Manon Lescaut with Opolais. I’d be surprised if news of such a big withdrawal got by me. it.

    Are you sure you don’t mean the two Met Carmens in March…which would be last season?

  • R says:

    I hope he pulls out of the sold out VPO/Paris Das Lied in June. Returns please!

    • Olassus says:

      Is it true he will sing all six movements of the Mahler? (TCE site implies this.)

      • liloloperaluv says:

        As of today 1/26 the Paris Das Lied von der Erde is listed on both his official web site:
        “06/23/2016 Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
        (both games)
        Paris, Théâtre des Champs­Élysées”
        and unofficial web site:
        “23.6.2016, Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Lied von der Erde, + sinfonische Musik (beide Stimmen, Tenor und Bariton)”
        He said that Der Abscheid (as sung by Christa Ludwig) is his favorite (can’t live without) recording on BBC Desert Island Disk.
        I have a ticket. Will be historic. His previous performances of tenor part are among the best I’ve heard. Top of my “bucket list.”.

  • joan peceimer says:

    Has he recovered? I saw his name around July 2017 in Munich.