Due to surgery Jonas Kaufmann has had to cancel his trip to Japan in September. He was scheduled to sing several performances of “Carmen” with the company of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and of “Lohengrin” in the Bayerische Staatsoper production . His last appearance before the operation will be in Stockholm on September 2 where he is scheduled to sing in the Jussi Björling gala.
On his Web site Kaufmann explained to his Japanese fans that,
I need to have an operation to remove a node in my thoracic area. I do not wish anyone to become alarmed reading this, but my physicians have ordered me to have the surgery done as soon as possible.
His recital at The Met on October 30 will go ahead as planned. A Met statement read,
Jonas Kaufmann has assured the Met through his management that he plans to sing all of his scheduled performances here this season.
Kaufmann's Web site lists five other performances in October, starting on October 10.
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