This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of  Limelight


John Wegner is one of opera’s success stories. An immigrant whose drive and determination took him from extra chorus for the Australian Opera in Melbourne to the dizzy heights of a leading Wagnerian Heldenbaritone at Bayreuth, his is a career to celebrate. And yet those festivities never quite happened. Still at the height of his powers, a series of frustrating ailments that proved impossible to throw off forced...

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