Jay Hunter Morris pulls out of LA Operas Dutchman

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 14 February 2013 | 8:31:00 pm

According to his agent, "a severe case of gastroenteritis," has meant that Jay Hunter Morris is unable to attend rehearsals for LA Opera's new Der fliegende Holländer - due to premiere March 30. This has meant that he needs to pull from the production entirely.

Corey Bix, who made his LA Opera debut in 2010 in Die Gezeichneten, will take over the role of Erik - a role he has performed a number of times before.

However, Jay Hunter Morris will still be performing in the MET's Ring in April.

Tenor Corey Bix made his LA Opera debut in 2010 in Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized). This season, he sings further performances Erik in The Flying Dutchman with Hungarian National Opera, in addition to Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Forth Worth Opera and Aegisth in Elektra with Des Moines Metro Opera. He also joins the Teatro alla Scala for its production of Lohengin. His recent engagements include Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos (Washington National Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe), the Prince in Rusalka and the title role of Stravinsky’sOedipus Rex (Greek National Opera), the Emperor in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Oper Graz); Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg(Theater Kiel), Erik in The Flying Dutchman (Savonlinna Opera Festival), Florestan in Fidelio and Lennie in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men(Utah Opera), as well as the title role of Flotow’s Alessandro Stradella(Stadttheater Giesen). Mr. Bix’s concert performances include Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass (Cathedral Choral Society at the National Cathedral), Pheobus de Chateuoers in Schmidt’s Notre Dame and Pharaoh in Dessau’s Hagadah shel Pessach (American Symphony Orchestra) and Mozart’s Requiem (Palm Beach Symphony).