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Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Covent Garden artistic director Antonio Pappano conducts a performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, arguably one of the most influential and heartbreaking operas ever written. The starry cast includes two of the leading Wagnerian singers of today - Canadian tenor Ben Heppner and Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, as they take on the title roles of the tragic lovers.

Presented by Martin Handley with comments from Wagnerian John Deathridge.

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Tristan ...... Ben Heppner (tenor)
King Marke ...... Matti Salminen (bass)
Isolde ...... Nina Stemme (soprano)
Kurwenal ...... Michael Volle (baritone)
Brangane ...... Sophie Koch (mezzo-soprano)
Melot ...... Richard Berkeley Steele (baritone)
Sailor ...... Ji-Min Park (tenor)
Steersman ...... Dawid Kimberg (baritone)
Shepherd ...... Ryland Davies (tenor)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Antonio Pappano (conductor).

4 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 31 Oct 2009 18:00
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