Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde
with the BBC Singers
Saturday 27 July 2013, 5pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
part of the BBC Singers Proms 2013 series
Robert Dean Smith tenor (Tristan)
Kwangchui Youn bass (King Mark)
Violeta Urmana soprano (Isolde)
Boaz Daniel baritone (Kurwenal)
David Wilson-Johnson baritone (Melot)
Mihoko Fujimura mezzo-soprano (Brangäne)
Andrew Staples tenor (Shepherd/Young Sailor)
Semyon Bychkov conductor
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Wagner bicentenary celebration continues with the composer's boldest fusion of legend and harmonic innovation, Tristan and Isolde, which forced him to break off work on his Ring cycle - near this very juncture in the Proms Ring, during the composition of Siegfried and before the final instalment, Götterdämmerung.
Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a cast led by Violeta Urmana and Robert Dean Smith in a drama where love and death become one.
There will be two intervals of 30 minutes. Concert performance; sung in German.
Please note booking opens Saturday 11 May. Click ‘Book tickets' for further details on how to book from the Proms website.
How to get there
- South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines)
- 52, Victoria to Willesden, stopping on Kensington Gore 9, Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 10, Archway to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore 70, Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queen's Gate 360, Elephant & Castle to the Hall, stopping on Prince Consort Road
- London Victoria is the nearest National Rail train station.
- The Hall has many stepped entrances at Ground level. Ramped access is located at Doors 1, 3, 8, 9 and 12. Public lifts are located at Doors 1 and 8 and serve all levels from Basement to Gallery. The Arena Foyer bars can be accessed via a platform lift from the Basement level at Door 1. 14 wheelchair spaces with adjacent companion seats are situated in the Stalls at Ground floor level.There are a limited number of chairs that can be elevated which may be used by customers seated at the back of the Stalls platforms who are able to transfer from their wheelchair. If you are interested in this facility, please speak to a Steward on arrival. There are also six wheelchair spaces in the Circle at sections P, R, V and X and four spaces within the unreserved standing area of the Gallery. Please note that due to the physical limitations of the circular shape of the auditorium, the spaces in the Circle are more suitable for customers with good upper body mobility.