Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the 12th-century romance Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg.
Based on: Tristan, by Gottfried von Strassburg
May 10, 2014 · In the most inundating, passionate love duet in all of opera, Tristan and Isolde confess and then consummate their love for one another in the refuge of the
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Tristan und Isolde treffen sich zur Nacht im Garten; philosophisches Duett über die Identität von Du und Ich, Nacht, Tod und Liebe. Zimmermann, Görlitz: Richard Wagner : Tristan und Isolde : 2.Akt. Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde in drei Aufzügen nach dem Wortlaut der gedruckten Partitur
Glyndebourne’s celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement; gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, fortified by Roland Aeschlimann’s stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods.
The crowning achievement by EMI Classics was to record ‘Tristan und Isolde’ in the studio perfect acoustic, taking many days to rehearse and record in sections, allowing the singers time for recuperation between the taxing passages so that the final result is the best of the takes, and most important to record for posterity the Tristan of
Motivated by the love that bound him to Mathilda Wesendonck, Richard Wagner’s composition of Tristan und Isolde goes far beyond any simple operatic gesture. His libretto transcends the medieval legend in a metaphysical view of love with its tensions and pessimism.
At the end of Tristan und Isolde, which opens at New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Monday, you really do feel as if you have witnessed something revelatory, perhaps even life-changing. Facebook
Cast Isolde, Brangäne (sopranos) Tristan, Melot, Young Sailor, Shepherd (tenors) Kuwenal, Steersman (baritones) Marke (bass) Chorus (TTBB) Chorus of Sailors, knights, and esquires