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First performed 1865. Set in the time of legend. A ship between Ireland and Cornwall with Tristan taking Isolde to be the bride of the King of Cornwall. Tristan refuses to see Isolde on the ship as he was wounded in slaying her original betrothed though she'd nursed him back. She tells Brangane, her attendant, to prepare them a poison but she substitutes a love potion and they declare their mutual love. Isolde marries the king but meets Tristan secretly, until they are discovered and the king is distraught and Tristan lets himself be wounded in a fight with the kings friend Merlot before leaving for Brittany. Waiting for Isolde to come Tristan is sad but when she does arrive he tears off his bandages and dies in her arms, meanwhile a ship bearing Merlot arrives and he and Tristan's servant Kurwenal die fighting each other - though actually Merlot had come to forgive Tristan. Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 4hrs 55mins inclu. two intervals.

Performers Stephen Gould (Tristan), John Tomlinson (King Marke), Nina Stemme (Isolde), Iain Paterson (Kurwenal), Sarah Connolly (Brangane), Neal Cooper (Melot), Ed Lyon (Sailor), Luis Gomes (Shepherd), Yuriy Yurchuk (Steersman).
Music Wagner. Lyrics Wagner. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Houston Grand Opera. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Christof Loy. Design Johannes Leiacker. Lighting Olaf Winter. Dramaturg Marion Tiedtke. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Conductor Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0850942492. Details of all Tristan and Isolde archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2110

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