Most singers say that, sooner or later, it gets them in the knees.
René Kollo says he got fed up. He tells Bunte magazine: ‘Ich mag nicht mehr. Ich höre auf.’ He will give four church concerts by way of farewell.
Kollo, born René Kollodzieyski in Berlin, ruled the Wagner tenor roles in the 1970s and 1980s. He sang Siegfried in the unforgettable centennial Bayreuth Ring of 1976, directed by the late Patrice Chéreau.