Jonas Kaufmann Cancels ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ In Munich

By Francisco Salazar

Jonas Kaufmann has canceled performances of “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at the Bayerische Staatsoper.

The company announced that Kaufmann would not be singing performances scheduled for July 27 and 31, 2019. As a result, Daniel Kirch will replace the tenor in the role of Walther.

Kirch has performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Volksoper Wien, the Semperoper Dresden, the Zurich Opera House, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.

His repertoire includes roles such as Der Stranger in “The Miracle of the Heliane,” Fritz in “The Distant Sound,” Bacchus in “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Florestan in “Fidelio,” Siegmund in “Die Walkure,” Tristan in “Tristan und Isolde,” Siegfried in “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung,” as well as the title roles in “Lohengrin” and “Parsifal.”

Kirch joins a cast that includes Wolfgang Koch, Sara Jakubiak, Christof Fischesser, and Peter Lobert. The production is set to be conducted by Kirill Petrenko.