Just in: Bayreuth replaces its Dutchman, againOpera
The festival says the Swedish baritone John Lundgren has withdrawn from the Flying Dutchman ‘for personal reasons’. He did the same last year.
He will be replaced by the stellar Michael Volle – an upgrade, some say. Volle (pic) was last heard there as Hans Sachs in Meistersinger.
A MASSIVE upgrade!
Best Wotan at the moment.
Last heard performing at the Scala last week in the Mahler 8. Excellent!
Excellent choice and massive coup. Bravo.
DEFINITLY an UPGRADE!