Tristan und Isolde
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Sunday 30th September, Wednesday 3rd & Saturday 6th October 2012
Tickets priced from €15 on sale now
Regarded by many as the greatest operatic achievement of all time, Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE is presented by new Irish opera company – WIDE OPEN OPERA in a production originating from Welsh National Opera, originally directed and designed by Yannis Kokkos. A once in a lifetime event – just three performances of opera’s most ravishing love story. Spanning a performance time of five hours, this epic production involves leading Irish singers Miriam Murphy (Isolde) and Imelda Drumm (Brangäne) alongside international artists Lars Cleveman (Tristan), Brett Polegato (Kurwenal) and Manfred Hemm (König Marke).
Opening on a voyage between Ireland and England, the Irish princess Isolde has been captured by the English knight Tristan as a trophy wife for his uncle King Mark. The unintended drinking of a love potion sets the couple off on the most passionate but illicit relationship – an all-consuming love affair that causes devastation and can only be fully consummated through death. Featuring the chorus of Wide Open Opera and the 85-member RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fergus Sheil.
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