‘For most of us, the post-Nilsson generation,’ writes Barbara Moeller in Die Welt, ‘she has been the Isolde of our lives.’
On Sunday, Waltraud Meier bid farewell to the role in Berlin.
Meier, 58, was expelled from Bayreuth in 2000 after a falling out with Wolfgang Wagner. She has since sung the major Wagner roles on most of the world’s great stages. Her most frequent conductor as Isolde was Daniel Barenboim.