Report from the 30 September 2016

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Message de Jonas Kaufmann

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Jonas Kaufmann is obliged to withdraw from the production of Les Contes d’Hofmann at the Opéra Bastille.

He has sent us the following letter :

«I’m very sorry that I have caused a great deal of disappointment and frustration over the past few weeks because of my cancellation. Naturally, I can understand the annoyance of all those who had planned expensive trips to hear me. However, there is unfortunately no guarantee that a singing voice will function flawlessly and sometimes things happen to a singer that force them to take a longer break. When I noticed that my voice was not functioning as it should, at first I thought that it was the beginning of an infection. However, the medical examination revealed another diagnosis: the side effect of a drug had burst a small blood vessel on the vocal cord when singing. This means that I must stop singing until the haematoma has been completely reabsorbed by the body, in order to avoid any lasting damage. With a heavy heart, I have therefore now had to cancel “Hoffmann” in Paris. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for the many get-well wishes that I have received over Facebook and email.»

Jonas Kaufmann

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