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From its 1865 premier in Munich this sensual masterpiece riveted the operatic world and transformed the musical landscape of Western Culture.

Wagner declared to Liszt that with Tristan und Isolde that he had created“… a monument to that most beautiful of dreams”, and with the Prelude itself we can witness what the composer described as the“…unappeasable longing, from the most tender shudder, to the most terrible outpouring of an avowal of hopeless love…”

Palace Opera has staged opera for presentation in London, Edinburgh and theatres around the country, garnering positive reactions from audiences and critics with productions of Falstaff, The Marriage of Figaro, Dido and Aeneas, Oedipus Rex and Hansel and Gretel. This concert performance of the Prelude, Liebestod and Act 2 from Tristan und Isolde follows their concert debut at St John’s Waterloo in July 2017, where they performed Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.

Our cast includes Zoe South [“…destined for a significant Wagnerian career.”- Wagner News] as Isolde, and she is joined by Edward Hughes as her lover Tristan, [“a formidable young singer” -Berliner Zeitung]. Isolde’s companion Brangaene is sung by Mae Heydorn [“her cut and amplitude of puts her at an advantage”- Opera Magazine] and the cuckolded King Marke is sung by Julian Close. The orchestra of Palace Opera is conducted by Jonathan Finney of whom the Evening Standard said that he “draws eminent performances from his soloists.”

 

 

Future Palace Opera event at St John’s Waterloo: April 29th 2018 7.30. Concert performance of Act 1 of Wagner’s The Valkyrie, sung in English.

 

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