AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season onHoping all is well with Jay Hunter Morris, a fine singer of whom I am fond; he was a memorably beautiful young Siegfried in the 2011 SF Ring, both vocally and physically.
This is also Mr. Glueckert’s role debut as Erik, a role he will reprise at Oper Frankfurt later this season. As a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, he has sung the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka and Lyonel in Flotow’s Martha. Additionally, he has sung with other opera companies including Don José in Bizet’s Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera, Steersman inDer Fliegende Holländer and the Preacher in the world premiere of Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene at San Francisco Opera, Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxosat Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Crown Prince in Kevin Puts’s Silent Night at Minnesota Opera and Opera Philadelphia. Later this season, he will sing Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Glyndebourne Festival.
Der Fliegende Holländer will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and also star Michael Volle as Holländer, Amber Wagner as Senta, Dolora Zajick as Mary, Ben Bliss as Steersman, and Franz-Josef Selig as Daland. The May 12 performance casting of Erik will be announced at a later date. For further information, including casting by date, please visit , 29matinee, , and 8. The American tenor replaces the originally announced Jay Hunter Morris, who has withdrawn from his scheduled performances for personal reasons.www.metopera.org.
Congrats to AJ Glueckert, who was an Adler Fellow and is also a terrific singer.