Dear Friends, I’m so sorry that my cancellations have been the source of a lot of disappointment and frustration over the past few weeks. Of course, I can understand the irritation of all those who had organized the expensive trips to come and listen to me. Unfortunately, the performance of a voice of singer cannot be guaranteed and sometimes a singer is facing events that require it to take a long rest. When I noticed that something was wrong with my voice, at first I thought it was a beginning of infection. The medical examination, however, has given a different result: the side effects of a medicine made burst a small blood vessel on my vocal cords. To avoid permanent damage, I have to stop singing until the haematoma has completely subsided. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that I must also cancel my representations of the Tales of Hoffmann in Paris. Concerning the recital in the TCE on October 13 we look for an alternate date. - All those who have sent me their wishes for a speedy recovery by Facebook and by e-mail I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart.
After highly acclaimed performances of "Tosca" in Munich Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel will join each other again on July 22 and 24, this time for the Opera Gala in Baden-Baden. They will share the stage with Ekaterina Gubanova (replacing Elina Garanca who had to cancel both concerts due to illness) and the Badischen Staatskapelle Karlsruhe conducted by Marco Armiliato. Broadcast dates are July 24 (ZDF) and August 13 (3Sat).