Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Belohlávek) (UK)
2007 performance live from Glyndebourne - 3 discs
Running Time: 350 mins
Retail Price: £34.99
Content Type: Musical Recording
Glyndebourne`s celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff`s Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement; gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, fortified by Roland Aeschlimann`s stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods. Conductor Jirí Belohlávek mirrors Lehnhoff`s approach in his sophisticated plumbing of the score`s depths, with every shift in texture carefully laid bare by an inspired London Philharmonic Orchestra. Nina Stemme`s Isolde and Robert Gambill`s Tristan, both gloriously lyrical, are matched by superb performances from René Pape as the betrayed and vulnerable King Marke and Bo Skovhus as Kurwenal, deeply touching in his helpless devotion to Tristan. This High Definition recording of a production of uncommon intimacy reveals the opera`s music and drama in a new light.
Tristan: Robert Gambill
Isolde: Nina Stemme
Brangäne: Katarina Karnéus
Kurwenal: Bo Skovhus
King Marke: René Pape
Melot: Stephen Gadd
Young Sailor/Shepherd: Timothy Robinson
Steersman: Richard Mosley-Evans
The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Jiří Bĕlohlávek
Stage Director: Nikolaus Lehnhoff
`On the set` - a slide show of the set being built.
`Trimborn on Tristan` - a talk about the musicological & philosophical backgrounds of Tristan und Isolde.
A film by Reiner E. Moritz.
Illustrated synopsis & cast gallery.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.66:1
DTS 5.1 German