Ren_ Pape Plans to Sing His First Wotan in 2010

Classic Arts News   Ren_ Pape Plans to Sing His First Wotan in 2010
Ren_ Pape, the magnetic German with the "black diamond" voice, has decided to take on the Mount Everest of bass roles, Wagner's Wotan, in a Ring cycle to be conducted by Daniel Barenboim and planned for 2010.

The production is a joint project of the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin, where Barenboim is Music Director for Life, and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he was named principal guest conductor last month.

News of the role debut came out in an unusual way: a passing mention in an interview with Barenboim published in the June 20 Daily Telegraph of London. Pape's U.S. spokesperson confirmed his plans yesterday.

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