Jonas Kaufmann Postpones Christmas Concert at Royal Albert Hall

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music)

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has postponed his “Christmas with Jonas Kaufmann” concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Dec. 16, 2021.

“I am so sad and disappointed not to be able to perform my Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall next week. Christmas is such a special time, and this year more than ever we all need to come together to celebrate and create happy holiday memories. Unfortunately the travel restrictions and changing situation with Coronavirus mean that the wonderful German State Philharmonic cannot travel to London, which means we cannot go ahead. I’m so sorry to all the wonderful people who booked tickets, hope to see you for the new date, and wish you all a very happy Christmas,” said Kaufmann in a statement.

The concert program included traditional Christmas songs such as “Indulci jubilo,” “Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier,” and carols such as “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “What Child is This?,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles),” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

Kaufmann is in the middle of a run of Verdi’s “Otello” at the Teatro di San Carlo. The tenor is slated to perform the title role in Britten’s “Peter Grimes” at the Wiener Staatsoper in January and February 2022.