Kaufmann once more withdraws from MET's Walkure. Stuart Skelton steps in

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 11:00:00 pm

Still not better it seems, Kaufmann is unavailable for Mondays performance. After Frank van Aken rushed in at the last minute on Saturday it is now the turn of Stuart Skelton. Which doesn't leave him much time to recover from performing Erik in ENO's new Dutchman in London on the Saturday! Hardest working Heldentenor of the moment? Possibly.

But it must be said,  with the spate of bad luck the MET is having at the moment it makes you wonder if they should just give the ring back to the Rhinemaidens now?