It’s Canadian tenor Lance Ryan’s turn on the publicity merry-go-round in the run-up to the Bayreuth Ring:
‘Although Siegfried is “a bad guy,” one should also see his innocence. He doesn’t know any better; he can’t behave any other way. He has no roots: he doesn’t know where he came from, doesn’t know his mother or father. He’s never known love, and doesn’t know how to deal with Brünnhilde…’
Could be just about anyone? I think that is what Wagner wanted to say: “We’re all Siegfried.”
Go for it, Lance!