I suppose I should be grateful that the Bavarian State Opera actually bother (unlike the Royal Opera House) to announce cast changes on their website a bit sooner than the day before the performance.
But it's disappointing nobody twigged earlier that Klaus Florian Vogt might have trouble following a six hour slog through the Bayreuth Meistersinger this Wednesday with a Fliegende Holländer in Munich the very next day. Not to mention co-ordinating rehearsal times. Quite understandably, he's pulled out of the Munich performance.
I was lucky enough to catch his weirdly fabulous Lohengrin in New York last year (surely the Met debut of the season). So I was looking forward to seeing what he'd make of Der Fliegende Holländer's Erik. But that will have to wait until next February, when he tackles it in Vienna.
At least he's still on the list for Munich's own Meistersinger next week. For now.
KFV reinvents Lohengrin on DVD: