A Preview of the 2006 Bayreuth Festival
Rehearsals for the new Ring have taken place for months prior to the late July opening. Clockwise from above right: Tankred Horst rehearses a scene from Die Walküre with soprano Linda Watson, who will perform the role of Brünnhilde and tenor Endrik Wottrich, who is scheduled to sing the role of Siegmund. Baritone Falk Struckmann (carrying spear), who will sing the role of Wotan, is flanked by basses Jyrki Korhonen and Kwangchul Youn who will play the roles of the giants Fasolt and Fafner in Das Rheingold. Tankred Horst rehearses Linda Watson and Adrianne Pieczonka who will perform the role of Sieglinde.