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Auckland Philharmonia | Tristan und Isolde

10/08/24  to 10/08/24
4pm to 9:30pm Saturday, 10 August
Tristan und Isolde is a searing portrait of agonised, unstoppable, uncontrollable desire that can end only in death. It’s also one of the most influential works of art in history. From its very first notes, Wagner reshaped music for ever. For everyone on the stage, it is a colossus.

Closes

Aug 10, 2024

Posted on

May 31, 2024

Event type:

Music ,

Price:

Tickets from $36 to $134

Venue:

Auckland Town Hall

Address:

301-303 Queen St, Auckland Central

Region:

Auckland ,

Written by

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Jul 3, 2024

Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Tristan Simon O’Neill
Isolde Ricarda Merbeth
Brangäne Katarina Karnéus
Kurwenal Johan Reuter
King Marke Albert Dohmen
Melot Jared Holt
Sailor/Shepherd/Steersman Andrew Goodwin

 

with The New Zealand Opera Chorus

 

Stage Director Frances Moore

 

King Marke has claimed Isolde, princess of a rival kingdom, as his bride. To escort her to his castle, he has sent his knight Tristan. But the King is unaware that when Tristan was once grievously wounded in battle, Isolde healed him – and the two fell in love. Nor is the King aware that Tristan and Isolde, thinking they are escaping their predicament by drinking poison, have actually drunk a love potion…

 

Tristan und Isolde is a searing portrait of agonised, unstoppable, uncontrollable desire that can end only in death. It’s also one of the most influential works of art in history. From its very first notes, Wagner reshaped music for ever. For everyone on the stage, it is a colossus.

 

Giordano Bellincampi has assembled an extraordinary cast which could grace any great opera house on earth. Simon O’Neill, that musical force of nature, has sung Tristan at the BBC Proms and Glyndebourne; and Katarina Karnéus’ appearances include the Vienna Philharmonic and Covent Garden. This is a performance not to be missed.

 

Duration Approx. 5 1/2 hours – three Acts with one 30min interval and a 60min dinner break.

 

Dinner packages available Choose from Set menu seated dining or Gourmet to go

 

Notes Fund - Music for this concert has been supported by David Lovell.

 

Please Note: Ricarda Merbeth replaces the previously advertised Isolde, Manuela Uhl, who is no longer able to join us for this concert. More Info

 

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