Tristan und Isolde – The Met: Live in HD
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the 2014-15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Wagner’s breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world. Its music has astounded, infuriated, and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory.
Adults $23, Seniors $18, Students $8
A $2 facility fee will be added to tickets for this event.
Learn before you go! Attend a free talk at these locations to join fellow opera lovers or learn more about this opera:
Oct. 11, 4 p.m. at Dirigo Pines
Oct. 12, 4 p.m. at Brewer Public Library
Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m. at Orono Public Library