Tristan and Isolde
By night, they share a perfect passion. But for Princess Isolde and her lover Tristan, every day is any agony of separation. Can they shrug off the bonds of honour and duty that keep them apart? Or is death their only hope of everlasting night? An epic drama told on a grand scale, Tristan and Isolde will be an unforgettable highlight of ENO’s 2015/16 Season. From the opening bars of the prelude with its famous Tristan chord, Wagner’s powerful opera is one of the most significant pieces in the repertoire. ENO’s first new production of Tristan and Isolde since 1996 is directed by ‘theatre’s most exciting young director’ (Daily Telegraph) Daniel Kramer, with designs from Anish Kapoor, one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. The thrilling score is conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, ‘whose immaculate sense of balance and flow denotes a great Wagner conductor’ (The Stage). The exceptional cast is led by the outstanding Wagnerian Heldentenor Stuart Skelton as Tristan, with American dramatic soprano Heidi Melton as Isolde.