“Drowning, sinking, unconscious, utter bliss.” Isolde’s Love-Deat
Wagner Tristan und Isolde (excerpts)
The most acclaimed Isolde of our times, Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, and superstar tenor Stuart Skelton promise a night to remember when they perform excerpts from Wagner’s sublimeTristan und Isolde under the baton of Marko Letonja.
Composed in a state of heightened infatuation and written-off as “unperformable” when it was first unveiled,Tristan und Isolde is one of the greatest of all operas and a landmark in the history of music.
Young lovers Tristan and Isolde share a passion so intense it transcends corporeal existence and, as Isolde sings in her blissful “Love-Death”, takes flight on an ecstatic metaphysical plane. To convey the intensity of the lovers’ desire, Wagner pushed music to ever greater extremes, changing its boundaries forever.
Hear the intensity and feel the emotion in this special concert performance – Nina Stemme’s only Australian appearance. Don’t miss this TSO exclusive.
Bookings for Stemme Skelton Tristan & Isolde
Priority booking periods are offered to TSO Subscribers
Bookings open on:
5 October 2015 – TSO 2016 Subscribers who purchase a minimum of 8 concerts
1 to 31 March 2016 – TSO 2016 Subscribers who purchase fewer than 8 concerts
1 April 2016 – General public sales
We are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available for each of these booking periods as they may sell out at any point.