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Dominos, Early October Edition

Jonas Kaufmann, who has a burst blood vessel in his vocal cords, has canceled his scheduled Paris appearance in Tales of Hoffman, and so the following came from the Met:Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in the November 1, 4, and 10 performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Ramón Vargas. The Met has released Mr. Vargas from his contract so that he may replace Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann at Paris Opera.
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