Bryn Terfel has canceled his performance of Wagner’s “Der Fligende Hollander” a the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival.
According to a press release, the bass-baritone is currently suffering from laryngitis. As a result, John Lundgren will take over the title role.
Lundgren is one of the most in-demand dramatic baritones in the world. Next season he sings the role of Wotan at the Royal Opera House and Hamburg State Opera. He also sings Tomsky in “The Queen of Spades” in London.
It is the second major cancellation this season for Terfel. Earlier this year he canceled a new production of Puccini’s ‘Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera as well as two revivals at the Bayerische Staatsoper. He is expected to return this summer to the Royal Opera House for the title role of Verdi’s “Falstaff.”
Lundgren joins Elena Stikhina, Günther Groissböck, Eric Cutler, and Okka von der Damerau in Wagner’s opera. Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic.