Jonas Kaufmann cancels his last date of the year

Jonas Kaufmann cancels his last date of the year


norman lebrecht

December 09, 2016

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.


  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    3 Months so why did he cancel Baden _ Baden in May

  • Steve Bauman says:

    I wonder if he may have nodes on the vocal chords. If so, he would have to be nearly totally silent for about 1 year before he could even speak. I surely hope not for everyone’s sake.

  • urania says:

    Some years ago he said that he had a ‘mycosis’ on his vocal cords…These things are very hostile – show up all the time.

  • Chris says:

    He himself announced, he suffered a hemmorage. When I had one it took me a couple a months to recover, a little longer to get back in full singing shape.