Saturday, August 7, 2010

CLIFTON FORBIS Indisposed; ADAM KLEIN To Sing Tonight's Performance; KING FM Broadcast Rescheduled


Clifton Forbis is indisposed and will not be singing the role of Tristan in tonight's performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

We are pleased to announce that tenor Adam Klein, left, will be making his Seattle Opera debut tonight instead.

Mr. Klein has sung several roles with the Metropolitan Opera, including the Witch in Hänsel und Gretel, Števa in Jenůfa, Chekalinsky in Pique Dame, Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites, and Elemer in Arabella. His repertoire includes Don José in Carmen, Quint in The Turn of the Screw, Sam in Susannah, the title role in Gounod's Faust, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Canio in Pagliacci, the title role in Werther, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, Rodolfo in La bohème, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Luigi in Il tabarro, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, Narraboth and Herod in Salome, Polo in Tan Dun's Marco Polo, the title role in Don Carlo, the title role in Otello, Duca in Rigoletto, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer, and Judge Danforth in Robert Ward's Crucible. He recently performed Sly in Pascal Dusapin’s opera, Faustus, The Last Night, at the Spoleto Festival USA. More information about Mr. Klein is available at his website.

The scheduled broadcast of the opera, on Classic KING FM 98.1 and, will be delayed two weeks. The performance of August 21, beginning at 6:30 pm PST, will be broadcast on KING. Clifton Forbis is scheduled to sing that performance.