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Andris Nelsons conductor
Stephen Gould Tristan
Lioba Braun Isolde
Christianne Stotijn Brangäne
Brett Polegato Kurwenal
Matthew Best King Marke
Ben Johnson Melot / Shepherd
Benedict Nelson Sailor / Helmsman
Men of the CBSO Chorus
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Sung in German with English surtitles) 230'
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A wounded knight, a tragic bride, and a love that’s stronger than death. When Richard Wagner premiered Tristan und Isolde in 1865, he changed music forever. You can hear Tristan und Isolde as the greatest love story ever told; or you can hear it as an emotional experience so overwhelming that no music will ever sound the same again. But with lifelong Wagnerite Andris Nelsons conducting a superb hand-picked cast, just make sure you hear this extraordinary concert performance.
The approximate running times of Acts 1, 2, and 3 are 80’, 75’, and 75’ respectively. There will be a one-hour interval after Act 1 and a 20 minute interval after Act 2. Please note the change to the previously advertised interval durations, in response to the needs of the artists.
Find out what our musicians love about this music - watch music director Andris Nelsons and CBSO cello section leader Ulrich Heinen discussing Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde.
To listen to some of the music in this concert, and explore the rest of the season, using our Spotify playlists, click here.
This concert is within the CBSO season and also forms part of Symphony Hall’s 21st Anniversary Festival. It may be booked as part of a CBSO or Birmingham International Season concert package.
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Andris Nelsons and Jonas Kaufmann, Wednesday 7 March
The Dream of Gerontius, Thursday 12 April
The Importance of Being Earnest, Saturday 28 April