Monte Carlo Opera has issued the following statement:
‘For health reasons that have lasted 3 months, Mr. Kaufmann is forced to cancel the December 12 date. The artist expresses his great regret at having to do so.
‘The Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Mr. Kaufmann’s management are looking for an alternative date for the artist to make his much awaited Monte-Carlo debut.’
This cancellation was expected after Kaufmann pulled out of yesterday’s high-profile Nobel concert.
It remains to be seen whether he will be in a fit condition to rehearse Lohengrin in Paris at the start of the New Year.