Baritone skips Met for spinal tap

Baritone skips Met for spinal tap


norman lebrecht

December 07, 2022

The rising Polish baritone Artur Ruciński has pulled out of the Met’s festive production of Giordano’s Fedora.

He writes: ‘My dearest friends, it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce my very unfortunate withdrawal from the new production of Fedora at the @metopera due to a sudden emergency procedure on my spine and time needed for recovery.’

The production stars Sonya Yoncheva and fellow-Pole Piotr Beczala.


  • Ernest says:

    What a bummer! And he is the best in this production ….

  • We privatize your value says:

    Nigel Tufnel, anyone?

  • Colin48 says:

    This is described by Artur Ruciński as “….a sudden emergency procedure….”

    The flippancy of the headline and the first two comments is, perhaps, premature.

  • Joel Kemelhor says:

    A fine singer. Wishing him a thorough recovery.

  • Potpourri says:

    The headline is clever, but I hope he doesn’t need a medical spinal tap.