Stephen Gould: The audience should cry, not the singer.

Bayreuth engagiert.Bayreuth vorgesehen: als Tristan in Tristan und Isolde, als Tannhäuser im Tannhäuser und als Siegfried in Götterdämmerung.

Tristan dies towards the end of the third act due to an injury he sustains at the end of the second act when he impales himself on his opponent’s sword. Tannhäuser also dies in the third act, but it is difficult to determine the exact cause, perhaps it is the redemption of his soul, as the script simply states: „He dies.“ On the other hand, Siegfried is struck in the back by Hagen’s spear, in the only vulnerable spot on his body.