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Tristan and Isolde

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
2017 November 28, December 02, 04, 07, 10 17:00, 12, 15 (at 19:00 unless shown)
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Josep PonsConductor
Àlex OlléDirector
Alfons FloresSet Designer
Josep AbrilCostume Designer
Iréne TheorinSopranoIsolde
Stefan VinkeTenorTristan
Albert DohmenBass-baritoneKing Marke
Dame Sarah ConnollyMezzo-sopranoBrangäne
Francisco VasTenorMelot
Jorge Rodríguez-NortonTenorYoung seaman
Greer GrimsleyBaritoneKurwenal
Germán OlveraBaritoneHelmsman
Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu

A piece that changed the history of music

Tristan und Isolde is the culmination of Wagner’s artistic ethos, and is an opera which revolutionised tonal music with its harmonic ambiguity. At the same time, the work musically conveys Arthur Schopenhauer’s nihilistic philosophy. Àlex Ollé’s (La Fura dels Baus) stage direction concentrates on symbolic language, and he does an excellent job of characterising the protagonists. The stage design by Alfons Flores and video projections by Franc Aleu contribute to the realisation of the Wagnerian ideal of a “comprehensive work of art” through the use of images which sustain and highlight the libretto and the score. Iréne Theorin and Stefan Vinke, undisputed victors in the Liceu as Brünnhilde and Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen, revisit Barcelona alongside an ideal ensemble for this opera.

Approx. running time 4 hours 40 mins.

Tickets on sale from June 2017.

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