Canadian dramatic soprano Susan Tsagkaris got an.
Canadian dramatic soprano Susan Tsagkaris got an early start on the
2013 Richard Wagner bicentennial when renowned British Wagner soprano
Jane Eaglen invited her to attend a Wagner Intensive hosted by Baldwin
Wallace University in Cleveland earlier this year. Tsagkaris rehearsed
and performed as Brunnhilde in excerpts from Die Walkure and
Gotterdammerung and Isolde in Tristan and Isolde. A crew from German
national TV broadcaster Deutsche Welle was also on hand at the Wagner
Intensive, and it filmed Tsagkaris as the featured North American performer for a segment of an upcoming TV special to be aired in Germany
and Europe in November commemorating the Wagner bicentennial. In
September, Tsagkaris participated in another birthday celebration when
she sang the soprano solo in Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's
performances of Beethoven's 9th symphony to mark the 100th
anniversary of the founding of the city of Kitchener (known until World
War I as Berlin).