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Despite this musical complexity, Tristan’s plot is remarkably simple, in
direct contrast to Wagner’s roughly contemporaneous Ring cycle or his earlier medieval romances. At its core, it is a classic tale of doomed love, one of the
oldest in European history. The knight Tristan, who killed Isolde’s previous
fiancé, is charged with taking her to marry King Marke. When Isolde tries to
poison Tristan in revenge, her maid instead prepares a love potion, leading
them to conduct a passionate but secretive affair.
This new production, a sure highlight of the English National Opera’s 2015/16 season, is directed by Daniel Kramer (Bluebeard’s Castle), long considered one of the most exciting directors around. The sets will be designed by Anish Kapoor RA (Arcelormittal Orbit), among the world’s leading contemporary sculptors. Completing this team is the in-demand Edward Gardner, the ENO’s ex-Music Director. Tenor Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes), a garlanded Wagnerian, will play Tristan, opposite the dramatic soprano Heidi Melton as Isolde. The bass Matthew Rose plays Marke. With such a cast and crew, this Tristan and Isolde may well prove unmissable.
|What||Tristan and Isolde, London Coliseum|
|Where||English National Opera, London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
09 Jun 16 – 09 Jul 16, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click Here to book via the English National Opera|