Julian Joseph's Tristan and Isolde
Julian Joseph's contemporary, multi-cultural reworking of the Tristan and Isolde story, retold by librettist Mike Phillips and performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
East and West, romance and tragedy collide in Julian Joseph's contemporary, multi-cultural reworking of the Tristan and Isolde story, as retold by librettist Mike Phillips.
Tristan, recast as a Romanian mafia enforcer of African descent, meets Isolde of African-Transylvanian heritage when she visits her family in Romania. But have they met before in London? Julian Joseph draws on jazz and classical music to illustrate the changing nature of European identity in the modern world.
Singers Carleen Anderson, Ken Papenfus, Christine Tobin and Cleveland Watkiss join the Julian Joseph Trio and members of his All Star Big Band, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Clark Rundell.
Presented by Sarah Walker.
Julian Joseph: Tristan and Isolde
Singers Carleen Anderson, Ken Papenfus, Christine Tobin and Cleveland Watkiss
Julian Joseph Trio
Member of the Julian Joseph All Star Big Band
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Clark Rundell