pera singer Bryn Terfel, 41, has dropped out of the Royal Opera’s Ring Cycle due to family issues involving one of his children. It is being reported that his son, Deio Sion, 5, broke his finger that now requires surgery.
I am deeply sorry that I feel it necessary to cancel my performances at Covent Garden this autumn. I have had a particularly stressful family situation involving one of my children this summer which has affected the time I had put aside to prepare for this challenging role.
Having begun rehearsals it is clear to me that I would not be able to perform at the standard I would wish to, and rather than progressing through rehearsal in the hope that I might make it, I feel it is better for The Royal Opera and the fantastic team working on this epic production that I withdraw at this stage.
He and his wife, Lesley, have two older sons, Tomos, 12, and Morgan, 8.