GP at the Met: Tristan und Isolde

Introduction

tristan und isolde

Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Composer: Richard Wagner

Librettist: Richard Wagner

Production: Dieter Dorn

Conductor: James Levine

Performers: Deborah Voigt (Isolde), Robert Dean Smith (Tristan), Eike Wilm Schulte (Kurwenal), Matti Salminen (King Marke)

Synopsis:
Richard Wagner’s epic Tristan und Isolde is conducted by James Levine in this visually spare and dramatically gripping interpretation. Join GREAT PERFORMANCES at the Met for this special presentation, when Deborah Voigt—one of the world’s most celebrated Wagnerian sopranos—undertakes the iconic role of Isolde for the first time at the Met. Robert Dean Smith, a veteran Tristan of the Bayreuth Festival, portrays the other half of the archetypal couple on this transcendent theatrical journey.

Opera synopsis courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera

Funding for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: “Tristan und Isolde” has been provided by Toll Brothers, the Glibert S. Kahn and John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation, the Irene Diamond Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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