22 November 2009

Waltraud Meier as Brangäne

By many considered the best Isolde of our time, Waltraud Meier actually came to Isolde via the role as Brangäne, which she did in the 80s (also at Bayreuth one year, 1986).

Here are two short clips (unfortunately of rather poor quality) showing Waltraud Meier as Brangäne. Brangäne is a role most of us don't associate with Waltraud Meier, especially those who discovered her after her breakthrough as Isolde, but the clips are at least of historical interest. In the "Einsam wachend in der Nacht" clip you can see Gwyneth Jones (Isolde) and William Johns (Tristan).

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