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Tristan + Isolde

Anchored deeply in the past, we find the origins of the oldest occidental love story »Tristan and Isolde«. A saga of Celtic origin tells the story of a magic spell that binds Isolde, the Princess of Ireland, and Tristan, her suitor and enemy, together in true love. A love, too powerful to resist. A bond, too strong for all earthly things. Neither Tristans fidelity to his uncle Mark, nor Isoldes guilty conscience towards her fallen fiancé can weaken the mutual attraction. For Tristan and Isolde, only one thing counts: their deep, eternal, burning love. After numerous novels, Richard Wagner's operatic drama and film adaptations, Dawson´s ballet now memorializes the immortal couple. David Dawson, multiple award-winning choreographer whose first narrative ballet »Giselle« was staged during his term as resident choreographer for the Semperoper Ballet, joins the polish composer Szymon Brzóska in taking on the old myth. Dawson´s elegant language of dance set to the emotionally affecting sounds of Brzóskas new composition infuse this timeless love story with new life.

Ballet in two acts
Choreography by David Dawson
World premiere

Premiere 15 Feb 2015

Seniorenvorstellung

Next Performances / Casting

15 Feb 2015
07:00 pm
17 Feb 2015
07:00 pm
25 Feb 2015
07:00 pm
26 Feb 2015
12:00 pm
06 Jul 2015
07:00 pm

Choreography, Konzept, Narrative & Staging: David Dawson
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Set Design: Eno Henze
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuysen
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern
Musical Director: Paul Connelly

Semperoper Ballett
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

With kind support of the Stiftung zur Förderung der Semperoper