Only it wasn’t Mulroy onstage. It was the show’s assistant director, Jacques Schiltz, who here, like the cat, wasn’t where he was supposed to belong. Mulroy was still in Vienna, unable to complete the paperwork for his visa because of the U.S. government shutdown. His vocal replacement was tenor Aaron Sheehan, who stood with Musica Angelica on the side of the stage. It’s hard to say, not having seen the original production, but Bach coming from the beyond seemed about right.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times