Tristan und Isolde


Wagner Tristan und Isolde opera to libretto by the composer. Directed 2007 by Nikolaus Lehnhoff at Glyndebourne. Stars Robert Gambill (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde), Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne), Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal), René Pape (King Marke), Stephen Gadd (Melot), Timothy Robinson (Young Sailor/Shepherd), and Richard Mosley-Evans (Steersman). Jiří Bělohlávek conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Lieder Pieter Schoeman) and the Glyndebourne Chorus (Chorus Master Thomas Blunt). Set design by Roland Aeschlimann; costume design by Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; lighting design by Robin Carter with Roland Aeschlimann. Directed for TV by Thomas Grimm; TV and video producer was Ferenc Van Damme; executive producer was Hans Petri. Sung in German. Released 2009, 2-disc set has 5.0 Dolby True-HD sound. Grade: B-

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