Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden | Germany

Wagner Gala Concert

Opening of the 2017 International May Festival
With Catherine Foster, Klaus Florian Vogt & René Pape
Highlights from "Tannhäuser", "Lohengrin", "Tristan und Isolde", "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" & "Parsifal"

Photo: Robert de Fresnes
Photo: Harald Hoffmann
Photo: Claudia Leupold
Photo: Neda Navaee, Berlin

Great Wagner voices will kick off the festival season in Wiesbaden with a gala concert dedicated to the creator of the “Ring” cycle. Catherine Foster, Klaus Florian Vogt and René Pape, three of the world’s leading Wagner interpreters, will set the stage for a festival which sees two complete runs of the “Ring” being staged during festival month. Klaus Florian Vogt, who is in demand worldwide as Lohengrin, will perform the Swan Knight’s “Grail Narration”, while British soprano Catherine Foster, known internationally for her Bünnhilde (amongst others in the current Castorf-“Ring” in Bayreuth), will interpret key scenes of Wagner’s protagonists Elisabeth (“Tannhäuser”) and Isolde (“Tristan und Isolde”). King Marke is one of René Pape’s famed roles, one which he regularly sings at the Met.


Conductor Patrick Lange
Soprano Catherine Foster
Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt
Bass René Pape
Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden


19:00 Uhr Pre-concert Talk in the Friedrich-von-Thiersch Hall