Sicklist: Bryn Terfel is out of Vienna’s Ring

Sicklist: Bryn Terfel is out of Vienna’s Ring


norman lebrecht

April 13, 2017

Sir Bryn Terfel has called in sick, cancelling his appearances as Wotan and Wanderer in Wagner’s Ring at the Vienna State Opera.

He will be replaced by Egils Silins in Das Rheingold on April 30, by Tomasz Konieczny in Die Walküre on May 1 and Siegfried on 7th May and by Thomas Johannes Mayer in the second cycle.


  • M2N2K says:

    Apparently, even immortals are not necessarily eternally healthy.

    • Karia says:

      Staatsoper was Using him as Aushängeschild to sell this Ring again, alter Schinken.
      And i Fell for it. Coming from Toronto Just to hear him ( WHO wants to See him?) Darn, darn, darn. I will stop now being a Fan WHO follows him everywhere. Paid a lot of Money for Tickets. Have Seen this Ring already twice. . After all, there ist Matteis, and other baritons. He is Losing it anyway
      Pi.. off

  • Martin says:

    Isn’t his partner, the harpist Hannah Stone, due to give birth around now? I’m not being cynical, just curious. Any expectant father would want to stay close after all, in which case why call in sick? Then again, he may well be unwell of course, no one is immune to life’s ailments.