Jonas Kaufmann cancels twice more

Jonas Kaufmann cancels twice more


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2021

The tenor, suffering from a throat infection, has just pulled out of two more performances of Munich’s Forza del Dstino.

The dates affected are September 29 and October 2. His relacement is Stefano La Colla.

He’s not having a happy start to the season but at least he can stay home to get better.



  • Pianoman says:

    Is he cancelling Carnegie Hall on Oct.9? He’s probably over-scheduled again.

  • John Borstlap says:

    The picture indeed shows him quite affected.

  • Bloom says:

    Actually he sang too much and no matter what in summer, from a full round of Tristans to hundreds of ”E Lucevan”s and tons of Wiener party songs .No matter how: from quite well to not so well. In these conditions, his voice and his body needed to break down really bad so that his frantic mind should listen.

    • fred says:

      clearly in need of the del monaco treatment : no speaking at all two days before and two days after a performance…A regime/discipline which could have saved Rolando villazon’s voice as well

      • John Borstlap says:

        The great Russian bass Chaljapin never uttered a word whatsoever and spared his voice for his opera roles where the bottled-up energies came-out thundering. He let his wife discuss the contracts, and had a special domestic for ordering tea. On one occasion he unintentionally said something romantic to his wife the week before a Boris Godunov and experienced a fatal sagging intonation the whole performance after which he filed for divorce. Singers are a sensitive breed.

    • Vienna calling says:

      He sang Wiener Lieder. What is a Wiener party song?

  • TishaDoll says:

    The poor man was not blessed with a strong constitution. He had a great July and August this year, and then…. It happens every year

  • Liam Allan-Dalgleish says:

    It must be destiny.

  • Operacentric says:

    So he is sick – you would want him to perform? You make it sound like he has cancelled just for the fun of it.

  • Larry W says:

    Sad news. Kaufmann is scheduled to appear in Houston October 6. At this point, it is not looking very hopeful. Get well soon, Jonas! We love you in Texas.

  • Karl says:

    I wonder if I will ever get to hear him sing live again.