The newspaper accounts indicated that many Wagnerian fans were unhappy with the choice of Denoke for this monumental four-part epic.
Spokesperson of the Richard Wagner Festival, Peter Emmerich, confirmed the press accounts and commented that “Now someone has to be found who can take over that part. It will not be easy because next year Wagner will be played everywhere.”
The new Ring production will be staged by Frank Castorf and conducted by Kirill Petrenko. 2013 is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Wagner and the Ring Cycle is expected to be central to the celebration.
image_description=Angela Denoke [Photo courtesy of Askonas Holt]
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