Leading German baritone cancels Met debutNews
The German baritone Christian Gerhaher has pulled out of the role of Count in next week’s Marriage of Figaro, starting January 8, which should have been his belated debut at the house.
All the Met will say is that it’s ‘to a non-Covid-related illness.’
Gerhaher, 52, has been a prominent campaigner for the early reopening of opera houses.
His replacement will be the Czech baritone Adam Plachetka, a regular at the Met in Mozart roles.