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Prom 19 (part 2): Wagner - Tristan und Isolde

Episode 2 of 3

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Semyon Bychkov conducts Act 2 of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, with leading soloists and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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Wagner's Tristan und Isolde performed by star soloists with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov live at the BBC Proms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Wagner: Tristan and Isolde (concert performance, sung in German)

Act 1

6.25pm Interval

7.00pm Act 2

8.20pm Interval8.55pm Act 3

Tristan .... Robert Dean Smith (tenor)
King Mark.... Kwangchul Youn (bass)
Isolde.... Violetta Urmana (soprano)
Kurwenal.... Boaz Daniel (baritone)
Melot.... David Wilson-Johnson (tenor)
Brangane.... Mihoko Fujimura (soprano)
Shepherd/Young Sailor.... Andrew Staples (tenor)
Steersman.... Edward Price (baritone)

BBC Singers (Men)
BBC Symphony Chorus (Men)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)

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.

1 hour, 35 minutes


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