Posted April 19, 2012

Help Wanted: Hochdramatische soprano, must also be a great actress

April 19, 2012

Now that the Conductor and Director have been signed for the bicentenary Ring on the Green Hill, the Festspiele is looking for a replacement for Angela Denoke who was to be the 2013 Bayreuth Brünnhilde. Denoke has withdrawn from the production. This is indeed a crisis for the Festspiele because many Ring productions are scheduled in Europe in 2013 and Brünnhildes are already in very short supply.

Ms. Denoke is known throught the opera world as an exceptional soprano and fearless actress. Those in the San Francisco area may remember Denoke’s riveting performance as Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust in 2003. Her 2012 schedule has her appearing next as Salome at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.