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The Met press release says it all:Carsten Wittmoser will make his Met debut as Kurwenal in tonight’s performance of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, replacing Evgeny Nikitin, who is ill.German bass-baritone Wittmoser’s recent performances include Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida and Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata at Germany’s Mecklenburg State Theatre; Lord Sidney in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims and Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Ópera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City; the title role in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer at Germany’s Theater Bremen and Switzerland’s Theater St.
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