Wagner - Tristan & Isolde | Opus Arte OABD7039D

Wagner - Tristan & Isolde

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7039D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 1st September 2009

Contents

Artists

Robert Gambill
Nina Stemme
Katarina Karneus
Bo Skovhus
Rene Pape
Stephen Gadd
Timothy Robinson
Richard Mosley-Evans
Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jiri Belohlavek

Works

Wagner, Richard

Tristan und Isolde

Artists

Robert Gambill
Nina Stemme
Katarina Karneus
Bo Skovhus
Rene Pape
Stephen Gadd
Timothy Robinson
Richard Mosley-Evans
Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Jiri Belohlavek

About

Glyndebourne’s celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement. Gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, and is fortified by Roland Aeschlimann's stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods.

Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek mirrors Lehnhoff's approach in his sophisticated plumbing of the score's depths, with every shift in texture carefully laid bare by an inspired London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Nina Stemme's Isolde and Robert Gambill's Tristan, both gloriously lyrical, are matched by superb performances from René Pape as the betrayed and vulnerable King Marke and Bo Skovhus as Kurwenal, deeply touching in his helpless devotion to Tristan.

This High Definition recording of a production of uncommon intimacy reveals the opera's music and drama in a new light.

Cast:
- Tristan: Robert Gambill
- Isolde: Nina Stemme
- Brangäne: Katarina Karnéus
- Kurwenal: Bo Skovhus
- King Marke: René Pape
- Melot: Stephen Gadd
- Young Sailor/Shepherd: Timothy Robinson
- Steersman: Richard Mosley-Evans

Stage Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff

Recorded live at Glyndebourne, Lewes, Sussex on 1st August and 6th August 2007.

Bonus material:
- Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery
- Do I hear the light? - a film by Reiner E. Moritz
- Artist biographies.
- ‘On the set’ - a slide show of the set being built
- ‘Trimborn on Tristan’ – a talk by Richard Trimborn

I don’t think that I have ever witnessed a more perfect realisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristan und Isolde. …[Jiří Bĕlohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding. …a great and unforgettable occasion’ - The Daily Telegraph

Picture: 1080i High Definition / 16:9
Sound: 2.0 & 5.0 Dolby TrueHD
Video codec: AVC/MPEG-4
Disc size: 2 x BD50
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT Menu language: EN
Region code: All regions
Running time: Approx 358 mins
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