Freddie De Tommaso Cancels Final ‘Tosca’ Performance in London

By Francisco Salazar

UPDATE: The Royal Opera House has announced that Gwyn Hughes Jones will replace Freddie De Tommaso as Cavaradossi. 

Freddie De Tommaso has canceled his final performance of “Tosca” at the Royal Opera House on Dec. 21.

The tenor took to social media and said, “I am very sorry to have to tell you all that I have come down with this dreadful flu that seems to be going around and therefore will have to cancel tomorrow’s performance of ‘Tosca’ at the Royal Opera House.”

Exactly one year ago, the tenor famously stepped in for an ailing colleague during a production of “Tosca” (also at the Royal Opera House), launching him into stardom throughout 2022.

The company has yet to announce a replacement but the production is set to star Natalya Romaniw and Erwin Schrott. Daniel Oren is set to conduct the evening.

De Tommaso next performs at the Teatro La Fenice in the New Year’s Eve concert with Federica Lombardi.