Piano Concerto No. 7 in C | John Field | Míceál O'Rourke, p; London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert | Field: Piano Concertos
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Ten years ago, tenor Jonas Kaufmann was hesitant about taking on heavy Wagnerian roles like the hero of “Tristan und Isolde.” Now, at age 51, Kaufmann is ready to perform a role so challenging, it’s known as a voice killer.
The production is called “Twilight: Gods” and comes a year after Lyric Opera’s production of the complete Ring cycle was scuttled by the pandemic.
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The celebrated American bass-baritone was slated to appear as Wotan but has withdrawn because of health issues.