He pulled out of the Met’s Tosca because it meant spending too long away from his family.
Australia, however, is no problem. He has taken the kids along for a run of three Parsifals.
Plenty of beaches and diversions while Dad’s doing his singing.
‘I will continue to travel, because I know I cannot continue this career from home,’ he said in Sydney. ‘There is no beaming, no virtual reality that can let me appear on stage magically from my living room. As long as this hasn’t been invented, I will have to travel, and I will.’
Kaufmann separated from the children’s mother three years ago.