27 Jul 2013, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2013 Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde

Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde
Prom 19: Wagner – Tristan and Isolde
17:00 Sat 27 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Semyon Bychkov and the BBC Symphony Orchestra interrupt the Ring cycle to explore Wagner’s intoxicating tragedy Tristan and Isolde, a turning point in the history of Romantic music. Robert Dean Smith and Violeta Urmana are the illicit lovers.
Semyon Bychkov and the BBC Symphony Orchestra interrupt the Ring cycle to explore Wagner’s intoxicating tragedy Tristan and Isolde, a turning point in the history of Romantic music. Robert Dean Smith and Violeta Urmana are the illicit lovers.

Programme

      • Tristan and Isolde(284 mins)(concert performance; sung in German)

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About this event

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

The Essay: Wagner's Philosophers - explore this series on the philosophical influences on Wagner.

Download a guide to Tristan und Isolde, featuring Antonio Pappano, Donald Runnicles, Sarah Lenton and John Deathridge.

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