A fistful of debuts in Vienna’s Siegfriedmain
A review in OperaWien counts off the number of singers making their role debuts in Vienna’s Siegfried revival, some of them late replacements for missing stars.
Stefan Vinke sang his first Vienna Siegfried. Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke made his debut as Mime. Tomasz Konieczny stood in for Sir Bryn Terfel as Wanderer. And this was Petra Lang’s first Siegfried-Brünnhilde in Vienna. Some of the small roles were also first-timers.
Nobody seemed to mind. The show was sold out.