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Tristan und Isolde

Opéra Bastille - from 11 September to 09 October 2018

Tristan und Isolde

Opera Richard Wagner

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Opéra Bastille - from 11 September to 09 October 2018

5h20 with 2 intervals

Language : German

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 11 September 2018


In few words:

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.

  • Opening
  • First Part 85 mn
  • Interval 45 mn
  • Second Part 80 mn
  • Interval 30 mn
  • Third Part 80 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

Tristan et Isolde (Saison 18/19)- Andreas Schager (Tristan), Martina Serafin (Isolde), Acte II

Tristan et Isolde (Saison 18/19)- René Pape (König Marke), Acte II

Tristan et Isolde (Saison 18/19)- Martina Serafin (Isolde), Acte II

Tristan et Isolde (Saison 18/19) - Martina Serafin (Isolde), Acte III

Media coverage

  • Un moment d'ivresse esthétique

    Maurice Ulrich, L’Humanité, 17/09/2018
  • C'est une des plus belles œuvres parmi celles données à l'opéra de Paris ces dernières années

    Maurice Ulrich, L’Humanité, 17/09/2018


About the work


Radiodiffusion sur Radio Classique le 25 septembre 2018.

Media and technical partners

  • Radio broadcaster