A Tribute to Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner.
Singers Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner, who had performed in Richard Wagner’s Siegfried at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, died in crash in southern Alps
Two #opera singers who had performed on stage in Barcelona were among 150 people who died on a Germanwings flight which crashed in the southern Alps on Tuesday. Oleg Bryjak, 54 and Maria Radner, 34, had performed in Richard Wagner’s Siegfried at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu on a series of dates that ended on Monday.
“We have lost a great performer and a great person in Oleg Bryjak. We are stunned,” Christoph Meyer, director of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, said.
The Gran Teatre del Liceu confirmed that Radner, along with her husband and baby, was among the dead. Bryjak had just performed as the character Alberich in Siegfried while Radner, who was an alto, played the role of Erda.
Bryjak was born in Kazakhstan when it was part of the former Soviet Union and had performed on opera stages including those in Paris, Zurich, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Sao Paolo and Tokyo, according to his website. His repertoire was said to include more than 30 operas.