Story: Classical musicians

Donald McIntyre

Famous Wagnerian bass Donald McIntyre is pictured in costume for a range of the roles he sang over the years at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. Listen to him sing the role of Wotan, king of the gods, from Wagner's Siegfried, one of four epic operas in the cycle Der ring des Nibelungen. The performance was recorded at the 1979 Bayreuth Festival.

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Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Operatic superstars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014