Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

Notice of Cancellation: Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced that due to an injury, Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital on Sunday, February 2 has been cancelled.

While in Bilbao, Spain, for a production of The Flying Dutchman, the acclaimed Welsh singer suffered a severe injury from a fall that will not allow him to perform in Chicago this weekend. According to Sir Bryn’s physician, he has sustained a triple fracture requiring a surgery scheduled for later this week. Terfel is recovering at home in Wales under medical supervision, and all of us at Lyric send good wishes for his full recovery.

In a statement, Sir Bryn said, “Returning to Chicago after nearly 15 years was an absolute dream come true. This terrible fall in Bilbao has dealt me a cruel blow. A performer always dreads the days where cancellations are imminent. I was despondent not to finish the last performance in Bilbao, but I am happy I came to that conclusion having learned today of a triple fracture and dislocation.”

There is no current plan for a rescheduled recital, and all patrons for this performance will be contacted with their options. Questions about tickets may be directed to Lyric Audience Services at 312.827.5600.

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