Jonas Kaufmann
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Jonas Kaufmann is further developing his reputation as ‘canceler’. This time he has canceled the Metropolitan Opera in New York (again). The Met says Kaufmann’s agent informed the company this week that the German tenor, 47, has withdrawn from the new production of Puccini’s Tosca, which opens on New Year’s Eve. Vittorio Grigolo will make his role debut as Cavaradossi, taking over in all of Kaufmann’s scheduled appearances. According to an AP news piece, Met General Manager Peter Gelb says while Kaufmann has future engagements at the Met, « I’m not counting on anything that’s scheduled in the future. »


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