Waltraud Meier signs peace treaty with Bayreuth

Waltraud Meier signs peace treaty with Bayreuth


norman lebrecht

June 01, 2016

A legendary Kundry in the 1980s and 1990s, the outstanding German soprano fell out with the elderly and irascible Wolfgang Wagner and swore never to return.

Today, Waltraud Meier agreed to come back as Ortrud in 2018, when she will be 62.

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  • Theodore McGuiver says:

    Could this be the healing hand of Christian Thielemann?

  • HJ says:

    Old news, Lebrecht. This has been common knowledge since 2014 for sure: http://www.festspieleblog.de/2014/08/vorschau-petrenko-bleibt-2015-meier-kommt-2018/.
    Given her still excellent Kundry in Berlin, Ortrud should still be a good fit, and she should be opposite Alagna and Netrebko.

  • DESR says:

    Thielemann strikes again. What a cast! A new Golden Age?

    And after his Dresden Lohengrin in the last few weeks, mein Gott!

  • RW2013 says:

    So when is Doris Soffel returning to Bayreuth?