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Tristan and Isolde

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Tristan, a vassal to King Marke, has been charged with ensuring safe passage for the royal bride, Isolde, from Ireland to Cornwall. But Isolde has no desire to place herself in the hands of the man who murdered her first husband, and tries to poison the despised Tristan. However, the magic potions have been switched: instead of a deadly serum, Tristan and Isolde drink a love potion. Now they are united in eternal love, at the same time fully aware that King Marke will never countenance their betrothal. This opera represents the culmination of Richard Wagner’s efforts towards achieving a »sonorous silence«: at the very instant when language fails as a means of expression, music takes over to elevate the story to new emotional heights.


Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
Performed in German

Running time 5 hours

Premiere 17 May 1995

Next Performances / Casting

16 Nov 2013
04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
20 Nov 2013
05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
24 Nov 2013
04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
08 Dec 2013
04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
14 Dec 2013
04:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Musical Director: Asher Fisch
Staging and Set Design: Marco Arturo Marelli
Costume Design: Dagmar Niefind-Marelli
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner

Casting 14 Dec 2013

Tristan: Frank van Aken
Isolde: Eva-Maria Westbroek
König Marke: Georg Zeppenfeld
Kurwenal: Matthias Henneberg
Brangäne: Christa Mayer
Melot: Sebastian Wartig
Ein Hirt: Gerald Hupach
Ein Steuermann: Ilhun Jung
Ein junger Seemann: Simeon Esper

Saxon State Opera Choir 
Staatskapelle Dresden 

Co-production with the Opéra de Montpellier

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Besetzung vom 1. März 2009| Tristan and Isolde    |© Matthias Creutziger

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