The Metropolitan Opera has just announced that Gary Lehman has dropped out of the new production of Siegfried. Jay Hunter Morris will takeover the three performances in October 27, November 1, and 5.
Jay Hunter Morris sang the role of Siegfried in Francesca Zambello's acclaimed San Francisco Production.
The Met has already suffered casting problems from the start of the season with cancellations from the late Salvatore Licitra, Elina Garanca, Angela Gheorghiu and Mariusz Kwiecien.
The question now lies is will Gary Lehman sing the role for Gotterdamrung and how will this affect the potential DVD release of the new complete cycle.