English singer jumps in at Bayreuth

English singer jumps in at Bayreuth


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2021

The English soprano Catherine Foster has been summoned to save the Valkyries.


Aus gesundheitlichen Gründen muss Iréne Theorin ihre Mitwirkung an der Vorstellung von „Die Walküre“ am 19. August leider absagen. Die Festspielleitung dankt Catherine Foster sehr herzlich für die kurzfristige Übernahme.



  • Brünnhildes Fels! says:

    Keine Zeit die Rolle zu lernen […?].


  • Gary Freer says:

    Call the Midwife!

    Nottingham’s finest still good enough for Bayreuth but not for Covent Garden or the Coliseum, it seems

  • Ernest says:

    When is she coming to Covent Garden? Haven’t we waited long enough?

  • Hokland says:

    And it happened again tonight in Bayreuth at the start of second act of meistersinger: behle indisposed as David and a substitute (glaser?) sang (visible) from the wings. Just as when skovhus stepped in for kraentzle. Otherwise beautifully sung and played, but silly production.

  • Hokland says:

    It seems that Behle returned for the 3rd act! Merkwürdiger Fall. But Michael Volles Sachs was overwhelming! What a complete characterization