Robert Holl has undergone surgery and won’t be able to sing Gurnemanz in Parsifal at the end of August in the BBC Proms. Enter Sir John Tomlinson, who knows every Wagner role and is the most willing trooper in world opera. If the concert has not sold out yet, it will now.
Among other changes announced today, Mihoko Fujimura will sing Brangäne in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde on 27 July, replacing Sophie Koch.
Christianne Stotijn has withdrawn from a Britten concert on 29 July. She is depped by Ruby Hughes.
We wish the invalids a speedy recovery.