“Swem nie von liebe leit geschach, dem geschach ouch liep von liebe nie.” (“He that never had sorrow of love never had joy of it either!”) —Gottfried von Strassburg, Tristan
Experience the heart-wrenching second act of Wagner’s timeless Tristan und Isolde performed by some of the leading opera specialists of our day! In a concert live from the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the National Symphony Orchestra and its superb music director Gianandrea Noseda join forces with the sought-after heroic tenor Stephen Gould and the American star soprano Christine Goerke, whose “cool, focused voice, abundant power, [and] chilling top notes” bring “anguished beauty to her singing” (The New York Times).
Photo: Christine Goerke © Arielle Doneson
Christoph Marthaler (stage director), Peter Schneider (conductor) – With Robert Dean Smith (Tristan), Robert Holl (King Marke)