23 March 2009

Waltraud Meier will not sing Brünnhilde

Waltraud Meier as Isolde in Heiner Muller's Bayreuther Tristan

Waltraud Meier has decided not to include Brünnhilde into her repertoire, according to her agent at Hilbert Artists Management.

She will continue singing Sieglinde, which she will also do in the production at La Scala in autumn 2010.

As first noticed by Mostly Opera, Brünnhilde disappeared from Meier's schedule on her agent's homepage some time ago, and when the cast for the new Cassiers/Barenboim production at La Scala of the Ring was announced, Nina Stemme was cast as Brünnhilde.

With Meier's decision not to sing Brünnhilde, we will probably miss the most moving and beautifully sung Walküre Act 3 and especially the lines "War es so schmählich, was ich verbrach" and "Der diese Liebe mir in's Herz gehaucht" - ever.

Waltraud Meier's Homepage

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is unfortunate for her many fans, but probably the wisest thing for Frau Meier!