|Eric Halfvarson, Karita Mattila, Jonas Kaufmann, Tony Pappano & the LSO |
take a bow the other night. Now it's curtains...
Oh dear. The Kaufmann Residency has come to an untimely end. Jonas has bronchitis and the concert including the 'Four Last Songs' tonight has been cancelled. Or at least postponed - the Barbican says it will be rescheduled in due course.
So there we are. That's it from London's Kaufmann Central. The discount tent has been packed away, the thermos of tea drained and the last sarnies will presumably keep a day or two in the fridge. We were very lucky to hear that glorious recital last week and the delirious thrill of Die Walküre Act I, so probably we shouldn't be greedy.
We wish Jonas the speediest of recoveries. The offer of chicken soup still stands.