Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
One World Symphony Vocal Artists

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (highlights, 1865)

Be spellbound by one of the world’s most arresting love stories: Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Based on a medieval Celtic epic and inspired by his affair with Mathilde Wesendonck, Wagner’s Tristan follows the passionate story of a love that cannot be fulfilled — even the musical climax and resolution are denied until the drama culminates with Isolde’s transfiguration. It leaves one to wonder: is Tristan und Isolde an impassioned letter to Mathilde, an attempt to make Wagner himself the artistic benchmark against which his predecessors and contemporaries will be measured, or ultimately a miracle play exposing the deepest human emotions?

Program length: 2 hours and 30 minutes with intermission

Friday, May 13, 2011
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn Heights
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Holy Apostles Church