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Lee to Replace Kauffman in Met’s “Carmen” to be Broadcast

Christine Rice and Yonghoon Lee in 'Carmen' at the Royal Opera House
© Catherine Ashmore / ROH

Christine Rice and Yonghoon Lee in 'Carmen' at the Royal Opera House © Catherine Ashmore / ROH

Tenor Yonghoon Lee will replace Jonas Kauffman in today’s performance of Bizet’s Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Kauffman canceled his performance of Carmen Wednesday, March 3, 2015, as he was suffering from the flu and unable to travel to New York earlier in the week.

Kauffman’s two scheduled appearances in the role of Don José were some of the most highly-anticipated performances in the Met’s 2014-15 season. Tickets in the Grand Tier for Wednesday’s performance were being sold online for as much as $999.75 each.

Lee sang the role of Don José in Kauffman’s place for Wednesday’s performance, which marked the 1000th performance of Carmen at the Met and featured mezzo soprano Elīna Garanča in the title role.

Click here to listen to Lee perform LIVE Staurday, March 7 at 1:00 pm Central and let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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