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Total duration 4 h 35 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
5 performances
14.5.2016 – 28.5.2016
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-115 €
Saksa
Tekstitys suomeksi, ruotsiksi ja englanniksi
Tristan ja Isolde

Wagner’s grand achievement transports the listener to a world with a different conception of time.

Isolde, promised to old King Marke as spouse, is being escorted across the sea to the King by Tristan, but during the voyage Tristan and Isolde fall in love, and the destinies of all three are transformed.

In this extensive opera, there is little external action but an incredible wealth of emotional activity in the music. The unending melodies and unresolved tensions grip the listener right up to the final chords of the five-hour vigil, and beyond.

Tristan ja Isolde

This is an at-least-once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Synopsis

Act I

Tristan is escorting Isolde and her servant Brangäne by sea to Cornwall, where Isolde is to marry King Marke. The two have met before: Tristan killed Isolde’s fiancée in war, and Isolde, not knowing this, had nursed the wounded Tristan. Now Isolde knows that her escort is her fiancée’s killer, and she desires revenge. Brangäne prepares a poisoned drink that Isolde gives to Tristan as a peace offering. Brangäne, however, has replaced the poison with a love potion, and Isolde and Tristan fall in love.

Act II

Marke and his retinue are out hunting, and in the meantime Isolde meets Tristan. Brangäne warns them, as she has noticed that Tristan’s friend Melot is watching them. Tristan and Isolde pledge their love to one another and their desire to die together. Marke’s retinue arrives. Melot attacks Tristan and wounds him.

Act III

Tristan, lying wounded in the castle, sends word to Isolde, who he thinks might heal him. Isolde arrives and just has time to embrace Tristan before he dies. Marke soon enters too, realising that Tristan and Isolde were meant for each other. Unaware of the reconciliation, Tristan’s friend Kurwenal kills Melot. Isolde sees Tristan smiling at her and dies too in order to rejoin her lover.

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Creative team

Director
Elisabeth Linton
Sets
Steffen Aarfing
Costumes
Marie i Dali
Lighting design
Jesper Kongshaug

Cast

Tristan
Robert Dean Smith
Isolde
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano
King marke
Matti Salminen

Performances & Tickets

4 h 35 min
2 intermissions (25 min)
5 performances
14.5.2016 – 28.5.2016
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-115 €
Saksa
Tekstitys suomeksi, ruotsiksi ja englanniksi
Sat 14.5.2016
at 18:00
Tue 17.5.2016
at 18:00
Fri 20.5.2016
at 18:00
Wed 25.5.2016
at 18:00
Sat 28.5.2016
at 14:00

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