Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Act III
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 11 April 2013, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde series
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (c.23')
Interval (c.20 minutes)
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Act III (c.80')
(concert performance, sung in German with English surtitles)
Petra Maria Schnitzer Isolde
Robert Dean Smith Tristan
Jane Irwin Brangene (08/04/13: please note change of soloist; Lioba Braun is unwell)
Markus Eiche Kurvenal
Matthew Best King Mark
Andrew Rees Melot
Benedict Nelson Helmsman
Ben Johnson Shepherd
Donald Runnicles conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Betrayed and alone, Tristan lies wounded in his castle of Kareol. As his strength ebbs, he sees fantastic visions and dreams that the love of his Isolde might still redeem him. And so it will: but in a way more terrible, and more beautiful, than either of them had imagined. In the final act of Tristan, Donald Runnicles, the BBC SSO and some of the finest Wagner singers of our time tackle music that verges on the transcendent - though not before we've confronted the darkest implications of Wagner's world-changing vision, in Richard Strauss's wordless war-requiem for strings, Metamorphosen.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room (free to ticket-holders, limited seating availability)
Acclaimed opera director, Graham Vick CBE, who has directed Tristan und Isolde in Berlin, focuses on the process of bringing Wagner's challenging opera to the stage.
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 - presented by Jamie MacDougall.
10/04/13 this concert has now SOLD OUT "Returns" only. Tickets are still available for the concert taking place at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday afternoon 14 April (4.00pm)
How to get there
- The nearest subway station is St Enoch, which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the venues.
- Many local service buses pass close by City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.
- Queen Street and Central Stations are a ten-minute walk from the venues. For information on rail travel within the UK, National Rail is the official source for all rail information, train times and timetables.
- On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left. The nearest car parks is the Q-Park on Albion Street which offers parking deals for our customers – call the box office on 0141 353 8000 for more details.
- The Grand Hall at City Halls is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. A lift from the Candleriggs entrance gives access to all levels. Our Concert Halls are fitted with infra-red assisted hearing systems which are specially designed for use in large auditoria. Please notify the Box Office when booking.