Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Siegfried’

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its upcoming production of “Siegfried.”

The company noted that May 14 performance will see Simon Neal perform the role of Der Wanderer, replacing John Lundgren.

Neal has performed at the Theater Dortmund, where he was a principal baritone, Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Semperoper Dresden, and Vlaamse Opera. His repertoire includes the works of Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Catalani, Leoncavallo, Strauss, Bizet, Stravinsky, Donizetti, and Britten.

Neal joins  a cast that includes Michael Weinius, Nina Stemme, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Noa Beinart, Jörg Schneider, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and Joanna Kędzior. Axel Kober conducts the production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

Lundgren returns to the production on May 26, 2022.