ROH Meistersinger at Birmingham (11/01/12): Bryn Terfel drops out, Wolfgang Koch steps in

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 6 January 2012 | 9:38:00 pm

Still, at least you won't have to suffer the codpieces:. Official announcement reads

Bryn Terfel has regrettably had to withdraw from the role of Hans Sachs due to a chest infection. We are pleased to be able to announce that the role will be taken by German bass-baritone Wolfgang Koch, who has been delivering outstanding performances as Sachs in the current staged production at the Royal Opera House. Koch has previously triumphed as Hans Sachs at the Vienna Staatsoper, and his highly praised Wagnerian roles also include Alberich (Das Rheingold, Siegfried) and Amfortas (Parsifal). All other casting remains as before.
If you are a ticket holder for this performance and you have any queries, please contact the Box Office on 0121 345 0600.

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Wolfgang Koch Sachs
Emma Bell Eva
Simon O’Neill Walther
Toby Spence David
Peter Coleman-Wright Beckmesser
Sir John Tomlinson Pogner