12 July 2008
Johanna Meier interview about Isolde in Bayreuth
In a new interview with Wagneropera.net, Isolde star Johanna Meier reveals what really happened at the end of Ponnelle's classic Bayreuth production. Was she singing Liebestod from the brass section of the orchestra pit or wasn't she?
One thing is for sure: Bayreuth historian Frederic Spotts is wrong about what happened!
The DVD of this production, with René Kollo as Tristan, Hanna Schwarz as Brangäne and Matti Salminen as King Marke, is available on DVD.
Read the interview with Johanna Meier