Tristan und Isolde
A piece that changed the history of music
Tristan und Isolde is the culmination of Wagner’s artistic ethos, and is an opera which revolutionised tonal music with its harmonic ambiguity. At the same time, the work musically conveys Arthur Schopenhauer’s nihilistic philosophy. Àlex Ollé’s (La Fura dels Baus) stage direction concentrates on symbolic language, and he does an excellent job of characterising the protagonists. The stage design by Alfons Flores and video projections by Franc Aleu contribute to the realisation of the Wagnerian ideal of a “comprehensive work of art” through the use of images which sustain and highlight the libretto and the score. Iréne Theorin and Stefan Vinke, undisputed victors in the Liceu as Brünnhilde and Siegfried in Der Ring des Nibelungen, revisit Barcelona alongside an ideal ensemble for this opera.
Tristan und Isolde
Musical drama in three acts. Libretto and music by Richard Wagner. World premiere: 10/06/1865, Hoftheater of Munic. First staged in Barcelona: 08/11/1899, Liceu. Last performance at the Liceu: 18/03/2015. Total Liceu performances: 172.
- Josep Pons
- Stage director
- Àlex Ollé
- Set designer
- Alfons Flores
- Costume designer
- Josep Abril
- Lighting designer
- Urs Schoenenbaum
- Video creation
- Franc Aleu
- Opéra de Lyon
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Shepherd / Young sailor||Jorge Rodríguez Norton|
|28||Tuesday||19:00||Turn D||Fee 3|
|2||Saturday||19:00||Turn C||Fee 2|
|4||Monday||19:00||Turn A||Fee 2|
|7||Thursday||19:00||Turn B||Fee 2|
|10||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||Fee 2|
|12||Tuesday||19:00||Turn H||Fee 3|
|15||Friday||19:00||Turn E||AD||Fee 2|
Approximate running time 4h 40m
Reasons why you need to see Tristan und Isolde
- Àlex Ollé’s stage direction materialises the Wagnerian ideal of a “comprehensive work of art”.
- Iréne Theorin returns to the Liceu, one of today’s most acclaimed Wagnerian performers.
- One of the greatest tragic love stories ever told.