06 July 2008
Christopher Ventris to sing Siegfried in 2012
Christopher Ventris is taking the leap to the tenor's nightmare role of Siegfried at the Bavarian State Opera in 2012, his agent reports. This marks his debut in this role.
Before that he will sing Siegmund in Washington National Opera's Ring, the Ring they call The American Ring, since it is the first Ring cycle created for and produced in the nation’s capital. Das Rheingold premiered in 2006, Die Walküre in 2007. Siegfried premieres in the spring of 2009, and Götterdämmerung will make its debut as part of the full cycle in the fall of 2009.
Ventris will make his role debut as Tannhäuser – in Seattle 2011.
But first we are looking forward to his Bayreuth Festival debut in Stefan Herheim's "time journey" production of Parsifal 25 July.
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