Bayreuth cries out: Lend me a tenormain
Finding a Lohengrin in less than a week is a major first-world crisis.
Klaus Florian Vogt, Bayreuth’s last Lohengrin, is this year’s Stolzing in Meistersinger.
Jonas Kaufmann, his predecessor, is Parsifal at the moment in the Munich Festival.
Piotr Beczala will be the next phone call.
But is he free?
He has a Boheme in Tanglewood midJuly, followed by Luisa Miller in Barcelona.
He would be, of course, the first Pole to sing a title role in Bayreuth.