Sir. Bryn Terfel Cancels Involvement in Metropolitan Opera’s Production Of ‘The Flying Dutchman’

By Francisco Salazar
(Photo: Paola Kudacki / Met Opera)

Sir. Bryn Terfel has canceled his performances of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” at the Metropolitan Opera.

The New York Times reported that due to a fractured ankle the bass-baritone will no longer be able to perform the production which is scheduled to open at the Met on March 2.

Terfel also announced the cancelation of his Lyric Opera of Chicago and Carnegie Hall engagements due to a surgery which will not allow him to travel. In a statement he said, “This terrible fall in Bilbao has dealt me a cruel blow. A performer always dreads the days where cancelations are imminent. I was despondent not to finish the last performance in Bilbao, but am happy I came to that conclusion having learnt today of a triple fracture and dislocation.”

The new production was set to be Terfel’s return to the Met, where he has not performed in eight years. He was scheduled to sing a new production of “Tosca” back in the 2017-18 season but was forced to cancel due to illness.

The Met has not announced a replacement.

“The Flying Dutchman” is set to star Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, and Franz-Josef Selig. Valery Gergiev conducts.