London Philharmonic Announces Cast Change for ‘La Damnation de Faust’

By Francisco Salazar

The London Philharmonic has announced a cast change for its production of “La Damnation de Faust.”

The London Philharmonic said, “unfortunately the advertised tenor, David Junghoon Kim, is indisposed and unable to perform. We are very grateful to John Irvin for stepping in at short notice to sing the role of Faust.”

Irvin is a tenor who has performed at e Boston Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Madison Opera, and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. He is an alumnus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and a recipient of the John Moriarty Encouragement Award for the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Irvin is set to join a cast that includes Karen Cargill, Christopher Purves, and Jonathan Lemalu Brander. Edward Gardner conducts the production which is set to be presented on Feb. 4, 2023, at teh Royal Festival Hall.