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terfel-wotanWhen Peter Gelb really wants an artist at the Met, he pulls out all the stops. La Cieca hears that Bryn Terfel, on his way back to New York after a brief visit with his family back in Wales, arrived at the airport in the UK this morning only to discover he left his passport and work visa behind in NYC before the trip. The Met honcho, our informant whispers, dispatched a Met staffer to fly to Manchester tonight with Bryn’s passport so that she can hand it to him in person, tomorrow morning. Terfel should be in place for a rescheduled Rheingold rehearsal tomorrow afternoon.

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  • Arianna a Nasso says:

    Terfel’s missing passport story still confuses me on these points.

    When I’ve checked in for international flights departing the US, I’ve had a to present my passport. I always assumed it’s not only to make sure NRAs are leaving correctly but to make sure one doesn’t land without a passport. Wouldn’t Terfel have to present one upon checkin and at the security line?

    Assuming the answer is yes, and that Terfel had the
    ‘wrong’ duplicate passport with him: If Terfel has multiple UK passports (he has no reason to have one from another country), why would he carry both with him? Wouldn’t he keep the spare at home so it could be FedExed to him if he lost the passport he was traveling on? If you carry both, you risk losing both.

    Something just doesn’t add up here.