Rolando Villazón is making a comeback earlier than expected.
This will be Rolando's first stage appearance after his recent vocal cord operation. It follows numerous cancellations of 2010 bookings, including Vienna's Carmen in May - so perhaps this news is some compensation to the Austrians.
And he's coming to London!
A rescheduled calendar on his website also promises a London visit in May, with Handel arias on the menu - no firm details at present, though 3 May at the Royal Festival Hall is rumoured.
UPDATE - *unconfirmed* recital dates are:
26 April - Hamburg Laeiszhalle, 29 April - Festspielehaus Baden Baden, 3 May - Royal Festival Hall London, 6 May Salle Pleyel Paris and 10 May Munich Philharmonie - all with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort