First SF Opera, Now the MET: Jay Hunter Morris to Replace Gary Lehman in the Met's Siegfried

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 22 October 2011 | 1:40:00 am

Jay Hunter Morris seems to be becoming every major Ring Cycles replacement Siegfried of choice. By the  way, if you live in the UK/Europe and want to see Morris in Wagner - without a long flight - he is also WNO Tristan in their up and coming Tristan und Isolde revival - more here

Jay Hunter Morris to Replace Gary Lehman in the Met's Siegfried
By: Andy Propst · Oct 19, 2011 · New York

Jay Hunter Morris will sing the title role in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Richard Wagner's Siegfried which opens on October 27 and continues with performances on November 1 and November 5. He replaces Gary Lehman who has withdrawn due to illness.

Morris, who made his Met debut in 2007 as Števa in Janácek's Jenufa, sang the role of Siegfried this past summer at the San Francisco Opera. Other Wagner roles in his repertory include Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, which he will sing for the first time next year at the Welsh National Opera. Among his other credits are such contemporary works as Howard Shore's The Fly, Elliott Goldenthal and Julie Taymor's Grendel, André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire, and Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick.

Directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by Fabio Luisi, the production will also feature Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, Bryn Terfel as the Wanderer, Eric Owens as Alberich, Gerhard Siegel as Mime, and Mojca Erdmann as the Woodbird.

Source: Theater Mania