Details

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. For everyone over 8 years old. Large sculptural puppets, projected photographic images, shadows, storytelling and song, bring to life the story of Tristan and isolde, who, after both drinking the Magic Potion of Love, are bound to love each other for three whole years and a day.

Creatives/Company

Music: Wagner
Lyrics: Wagner
Company: Puppetcraft
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Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1251100423. Details of all Tristan and Isolde archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2110

Archive Listings

1 Jun 99
to
2 Jun 99
Theatre Royal
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk

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