Rene Pape’s appearances at the Stars of the White Nights festival may be referred to as an established tradition. One year ago, in June 2009, Rene Pape not only performed in Wagner’s Parsifal, but also featured in the Mariinsky Label’s recording of this opera under Valery Gergiev. Rene Pape was partnered by Violeta Urmana and Gary Lehman. This disc will soon go on sale, and Pape will be singing the role of King Marke in Tristan und Isolde “live” at the historic Mariinsky Theatre and the role of Wotan in Das Rheingold at the Concert Hall. How does the famous singer enjoy working in St Petersburg?