One of the more precarious pieces of Katharina Wagner casting has proved a risk too far.
The Festival announced today:
‘Roberto Alagna will not be singing the role of Lohengrin.
On 29 June 2018 the artist informed the festival through his agency: ‘Mr Alagna has to cancel the new production of Lohengrin because he wasn’t able to sufficiently study the part due to work overload.”
UPDATE: Bayreuth wants to sue Alagna.
UPDATE: Bayreuth cries: Lend us a tenor!