Bayreuth loses its Wotan. Yes, againNews
The Swedish bass-baritone John Lundgren has pulled out of this summer’s Ring cycle ‘on personal grounds’.
Lundgren, 53, has just finished a tough season and may not feel up to the demands of an exacting new production.
He will be replaced by Egils Silins in Rheingold and by Tomasz Konieczny in Walküre and Siegfried.
Lundgren was Bayreuth’s second-choice Wotan after Günther Groissböck withdrew.