|Werther | Saturday 1 July and Tuesday 4 July 2023|
| The Royal Opera House today announces that sadly Jonas Kaufmann has withdrawn from the final two performances of Werther on Saturday 1 July and Tuesday 4 July due to continued illness.|
Saturday 1 July The role of Werther will be performed by Francesco Demuro. Francesco Demuro made his Covent Garden debut in 2011 in Gianni Schicchi and has since performed the role of Alfredo Germont in La traviata, and the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. Demuro recently performed the role of Werther for Greek National Opera. Demuro has performed internationally at some of the most renowned opera houses. This includes the Metropolitan Opera New York, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, Vienna State Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, La Fenice Venice, the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, and the Bavarian State Opera Munich. He is currently performing the role of Roméo at Opéra de Paris (Roméo et Juliette).
Tuesday 4 July The role of Werther will be performed by Ioan Hotea. Ioan Hotea is a multi-award-winning lyric-tenor who has performed with many of the world’s leading companies. This includes Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Zürich Opera, Opéra de Paris, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Chorégies d’Orange, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera. He made his Covent Garden debut in L’elisir d’amore (2017) and has since returned to perform Ernesto in Don Pasquale (2019). He has performed the role of Werther at both Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and at Oper Frankfurt. Upcoming engagements this year include performances in Rigoletto (State Opera Prague) and Lucia di Lammermoor (Deutsche Oper Berlin). The rest of the cast remains as previously announced