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1999
  • Drama
  • Music

Tristan und Isolde

Runtime
3h 58m
Countries
  • US
  • United States
Languages
  • de
Inspired by Wagner’s own tortured affair with the wife of his patron, this searing masterwork is based on Arthurian legend and tells of an illicit romance between a Breton nobleman and the Irish princess betrothed to his uncle and king. The composer’s larger-than-life sensibilities are on full display throughout the score: Along with intoxicating orchestral music that surges in tandem with the couple’s burgeoning passion and a chord left symbolically unresolved until the last moments of the opera, the opera also features one of the repertory’s most soaring and ecstatic final climaxes, as Isolde surrenders to a love so powerful that she transcends life itself.

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Director

Cast

King Marke
Self - Conductor
Full cast

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    Dec. 18, 1999
  • Original Language
    German
  • Production Companies
    • Unitel

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