Linda Watson sings Brünnhilde

There was a need to get a new cast for the role of Brünnhilde in Bayreuth. Now Linda Watson is taking the part. So far the press agency of the Bayreuther Festspiele informed the public today.


Linda Watson - Christian Thielemann

Linda Watson agreed to sing the role this year again after conductor Christian Thielemann and the head office of the festival in Bayreuth asked her to join the team. In 2006 Linda Watson already sang Brünnhilde in the new staging of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" directed by Tankred Dorst.

In 1998 the soprano from San Francisco gave her debut at the festival of Bayreuth with "Kundry".


Linda Watson showed plenty facets of intelligent art of singing and acting.

One hardly heard the "Todverkündung" and the following catastrophy more touching and mystic in Bayreuth ever, not under Knappertsbusch, neither under Böhm - and even they had legendary singer."

Joachim Kaiser in "Süddeutsche Zeitung", 28th of september 2006


In 2006 and 2007 Linda Watson sang Brünnhilde in the new Bayreuth production of "Götterdämmerung". Next to her Alexander Marco-Buhrmester as Gunther

Linda Watson - Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester


The composer's grandson and head of the festival Bayreuth, Wolfgang Wagner, congratulates "his" Brünnhilde

Linda Watson - Wolfgang Wagner


The soloists receiving the final applause in "Die Walküre"

Solisten der Bayreuther Walküre