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Budapest Wagner Days 2019 (Reviews)

Performances:

SIEGFRIED: Juni, 15 and 22, 2019
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Juni, 16 and 23, 2019

Here are the most relevant quotes from reviews in the German and international press.
This selection does not claim to be complete.

Bachtrack by David Karlin (Götterdämmerung)

A thunderous end to the 2019 Budapest Ring: Götterdammerüng at Müpa

…Stefan Vinke is an irrepressible Siegfried who bounces onto the stage and whose voice is unequalled in its comfort at sustained high tessitura, even when wound up to full power. I don’t think there’s another tenor in the world who can hit the levels Vinke does and make it sound so casual: his encounter with the Rhinemaidens, in which Siegfried narrowly misses saving the world without having any idea what he’s doing, was acted hugely entertainingly as well as sounding wonderful in its blend of voices…

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Bachtrack by David Karlin (Siegfried)

Tomasz Konieczny’s Wanderer outstanding in a uniformly strong cast: Siegfried in Budapest

…The title role of Siegfried is the most difficult in the whole Ring cycle, partly because of its extreme vocal demands, but also because it’s so hard to make us view the man as anything other than a violent spoilt brat. Stefan Vinke solves the problem by simple dint of digging into boundless reserves of enthusiasm: he is an irresistible life force when set against the dark, brooding nature of the characters around him…

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Online Merker by Klaus Billand

BUDAPEST/MÜPA: DIE WALKÜRE und SIEGFRIED – Kurzberichte

Stefan Vinke, der mit einer nahezu unglaublichen Energie die Titelrolle nicht nur darstellerisch interpretierte, sondern auch stimmlich meisterte. Das Wort „durchhielt“ würde hier viel zu kurz greifen. Man kann über diese Leistung nur staunen, wenn man bedenkt, dass er heute gleich noch den „Götterdämmerung“-Siegfried „nachschiebt“…und sich das offenbar auch voll zutraut. Vinkes großes Ass ist seine unglaublich sichere Höhe…

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The Telegraph by Mark Ronan

The Ring, Budapest Wagner Days, review: Britain’s Catherine Foster steals the show 

…and German tenor Stefan Vinke made Siegfried a truly likeable man – I cannot recall it done better…

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Artistic director, conductor: Adam Fischer
Performers: SIEGFRIED
Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Mime Gerhard Siegel
The wanderer (Wotan) Tomasz Konieczny
Alberich Péter Kálmán
Fafner Walter Fink
Erda Erika Gál
Brünnhilde Allison Oakes
Waldvogel Eszter Zemlényi
Performers: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Gunther Lauri Vasar
Alberich Péter Kálmán
Hagen Albert Pesendorfer
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Gutrune Polina Pasztircsák
Waltraute Anna Larsson
First Norn Erika Gál
Second Norn Judit Németh
Third Norn Polina Pasztircsák
Woglinde Eszter Wierdl
Wellgunde Gabriella Fodor
Flosshilde Zsófia Kálnay