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Bayreuth Talk: Soprano Catherine Foster

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free – $20.00

Exploring the works in-depth with the artists performing in the Festival, we continue our series of Artists’ Talks in 2024. These performers will discuss their careers, the challenges and rewards of working at Bayreuth, and answer audience questions in an informal atmosphere.

On Thursday, 22 August we welcome soprano Catherine Foster, who will be singing Brünnhilde in Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung in the Ring Cycle at this year’s festival.

Catherine Foster is one of the leading dramatic sopranos worldwide and has set herself apart internationally through her work with the Wagnerian repertoire. She is considered one of the most important soloists to have appeared over the last decade at the Bayreuth Festival and it is telling that she performed not just Isolde, but also Brünnhilde in both Götterdämmerung and Die Walküre in the 2023 festival.

In the 2023-24 season Catherine has appeared in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot at the Hamburg State Opera, Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Opéra de Dijon, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She sang Isolde in Tristan und Isolde in Barrie Kosky’s critically acclaimed production in Essen, as well as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre in Greek National Opera’s first-ever staging of the work. She was presented with the prestigious Reginald Goodall Prize by the London Wagner Society for her outstanding dedication to the music of Richard Wagner.

This in-person-only event will take place at the Arvena Kongress Hotel in Bayreuth, Germany.


August 22
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free – $20.00
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Arvena Kongress Hotel
Eduard-Bayerlin Str. 5a
Bayreuth, 95445 Germany
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