Confused? You won't be: Jay Hunter Morris to Premiere in METs Götterdämmerung. and to rotate with Stephen Gould

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 30 October 2011 | 12:02:00 am

In SF Opera's Ring Cycle Morris only filled in during  Siegfried but following  Gary Lehman's withdrawal from  their production of Siegfried, the MET has confirmed that Morris will  make his debut in Götterdämmerung at the productions premiere on January 27 2012.

He will share the role throughout the season with Stephen Gould (who will first appear in the METs Siegfried on May 9th 2012). Gould of course, was orginally  brought in to share the role with Lehman when they both replaced Ben Heppner  who had pulled from the role earlier this year.

Elizabeth Connell and Stephen Gould sing Siegfried

Confused? Then I won't tell you what is happening over at San Diego Opera where Ben Heppner has been brought in to replace  Morris in their production of Moby Dick, because Morris is replacing Heppner in Siegfried! It's all  a little like an episode of an 80's sitcom - don't you think?