09 May 2012

More Casting Changes at Bayreuth


By Frank Cadenhead [Opera Today, 9 May 2012]

Casting changes continue at the Bayreuth Festival, now only three months away. Tenor Lars Clevemann, who sang the title role of Tannhäuser last year, has withdrawn from the role this year. “This was at his own request” explains Festival spokesman Peter Emmerich. He will be replaced by Torsten Kerl.