Wide Open Opera
Original Production Directed and Designed by Yannis Kokkos
|Venue||Bord Gais Energy Theatre|
|Duration||5hrs (2 x intervals)|
Revival Directed by Peter Watson
Lighting Design by Guido Levi
Conductor Fergus Sheil
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A once in a lifetime event and regarded by many as the greatest operatic achievement of all time, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, is presented by new Irish opera company Wide
Open Opera in a stunning new production. Originating from Welsh National Opera, directed and designed by Yannis Kokkos, this epic production features leading Irish and international performers alongside the 85-member RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fergus Sheil.
The opera opens on a voyage between Ireland and England, the Irish princess Isolde has been captured by the English knight Tristan as a trophy wife for his uncle, King Mark. The unintended drinking of a love potion sets the couple off on a deeply passionate, illicit relationship – an all-consuming, doomed love affair. As Wagner’s contemporary Nietzsche remarked, “Even now I am still in search of a work which exercises such a dangerous fascination, such a spinetingling and blissful infinity”.
Wide Open Opera’s production spans a performance time of five hours, and includes Irish singers Miriam Murphy (Isolde) and Imelda Drumm (Brangäne) alongside international artists Lars Cleveman (Tristan), Brett Polegato (Kurwenal) and Manfred Hemm (King Mark). This is a unique opportunity to see opera’s most ravishing love story and the auspicious debut production by a significant new Irish opera company.
PICNIC BASKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE VENUE.
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE IS A WIDE OPEN OPERA PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL AND RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. PRODUCTION ORIGINATING IN WELSH NATIONAL OPERA.
SUNG IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.