© Bayreuther Festspiele, Meistersinger 2018

News from the Members

Death of a Wagner baritone
The Heldenbaritone John Wegner has died after a struggle with Parkinson’s Disease
Born in Germany, he was raised in Australia by an elder brother after his mother died when he was five.

After 11 years with Australian Opera, he joined the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf and started to make regular appearances at Bayreuth, singing five roles in six summers.

He also excelled as Boris Godunov, the Flying Dutchman and Jochanaan in Salome.