THE ULTIMATE PRODUCTION OF THE
ULTIMATE LOVE STORY
This is a unique opportunity to experience the immersive sensuality of Bill Viola's stunning video-imagery, set to Wagner's core-shaking music.
In this famous legend, a love-potion binds Tristan to Isolde. Their yearning for unattainable unity reaches its rapturous resolution in a love which can only be fulfilled by death.
"I came away in something like a state of dazed bliss… the images seemed to arise from the subconscious of the score, from the mysterious nexus where words become notes." Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Feb. 2, 8, 14, 17, 20, 23, 2013
Sung in German with English SURTITLES™
Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek
Director Peter Sellars
Video Bill Viola
Costume Designer Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Designer James F. Ingalls
Chorus Master Sandra Horst
Tristan Ben Heppner/Burkhard Fritz*
Isolde Melanie Diener/Margaret Jane Wray*
Brangäne Daveda Karanas
Kurwenal Alan Held
King Marke of Cornwall Franz-Josef Selig
Melot Ryan McKinny
Steersman Robert Gleadow
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
*Feb. 8, 23
Tristan und Isolde has been generously underwritten by Lisa Balfour Bowen and Walter M. Bowen; Philip Deck and Kimberley Bozak; Donald O'Born; Colleen Sexsmith; and Sandra L. Simpson.
Recreation of the Opéra national de Paris production.