tristan und isolde

Richard Wagner

Opéra Bastille - from 11 September to 09 October 2018

Photo © Bill Viola

Tristan und Isolde

Opera in three acts

Music
Richard Wagner
Libretto
Richard Wagner
Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Peter Sellars
Tristan
Andreas Schager
König Marke
René Pape
Isolde
Martina Serafin
Kurwenal
Matthias Goerne
Brangäne
Ekaterina Gubanova
Ein Hirt / Ein Junger Seemann
Nicky Spence
Melot
Neal Cooper
Ein Steuermann
Tomasz Kumiega
Video
Bill Viola
Costume design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting design
James F. Ingalls
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
En collaboration avec la Los Angeles Philharmonic Association et le Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

En langue allemande
Surtitrage en français et en anglais

about


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. Peter Sellars’ production pours oil onto this troubled sea of emotions in an almost dematerialised setting bared of all earthly contingencies whilst Bill Viola presents the lovers’ initiatory quest for nirvana in videos detached from the stage, suspended like altarpieces. The association of these two major artists gives birth to a unique, holistic work of art.

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