Sad death of a Bayreuth Alberichmain
The death has been announced of the bass-baritone Günter von Kannen, a powerful and convincing Alberich at Bayreuth. He was 76.
Günter von Kannen was given his Bayreuth breakthrough by Daniel Barenboim in 1982, in the Harry Kupfer Ring cycle. A member of the Karlsruhe and Zurich companies, he appeared many times at Bayreuth and on other major stages.