Jonas Kaufmann Cancels Bayerische Staatsoper Recital

By Francisco Salazar

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his July 25 recital at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

In an official press statement issued by the company, Kaufmann said, “Since I was really hoping to be able to sing the recital on Tuesday, I met Helmut Deutsch yesterday to go through the program. Unfortunately, I had to realize that I’m not yet able to sing for a whole evening. The voice is fine, but I can tell my body hasn’t recovered from the severe after-effects of the antibiotics and still needs rest. Unfortunately, I have no choice but to postpone the recital at the Bayerische Staatsoper until next year.”

Furthermore, the Bayerische Staatsoper announced that Piotr Beczala will replace Kaufmann in a program that includes works by Antonin Dvorák, Sergei I. Rachmaninov, and Piotr I. Tchaikovsky.

Kaufmann returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper next season for “Aida” and “Tosca.” He is set to return to the stage for “La Gioconda” in August.