Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

10 Aug 2024
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Conductor Giordano Bellincampi

Tristan Simon O’Neill
Isolde Ricarda Merbeth
Brangäne Katarina Karnéus
Kurwenal Johan Reuter
King Marke Albert Dohmen
Melot Jared Holt
Sailor/Shepherd/Steersman Andrew Goodwin

with The New Zealand Opera Chorus

Stage Director Frances Moore

King Marke has claimed Isolde, princess of a rival kingdom, as his bride. To escort her to his castle, he has sent his knight Tristan. But the King is unaware that when Tristan was once grievously wounded in battle, Isolde healed him – and the two fell in love. Nor is the King aware that Tristan and Isolde, thinking they are escaping their predicament by drinking poison, have actually drunk a love potion…

Tristan und Isolde is a searing portrait of agonised, unstoppable, uncontrollable desire that can end only in death. It’s also one of the most influential works of art in history. From its very first notes, Wagner reshaped music for ever. For everyone on the stage, it is a colossus.

Giordano Bellincampi has assembled an extraordinary cast which could grace any great opera house on earth. Simon O’Neill, that musical force of nature, has sung Tristan at the BBC Proms and Glyndebourne; and Katarina Karnéus’ appearances include the Vienna Philharmonic and Covent Garden. This is a performance not to be missed.

Duration Approx. 5 1/2 hours – three Acts with one 30min interval and a 60min dinner break. 

Notes Fund - Music for this concert has been supported by David Lovell.

Please Note: Ricarda Merbeth replaces the previously advertised Isolde, Manuela Uhl, who is no longer able to join us for this concert. More Info

Dinner packages available 

Choose from Set menu seated dining or Gourmet to go - More Info

Phil Opera Fest

Auckland Philharmonia are offering you the chance to delve deeper into his musical genius with Phil Opera Fest.

Discover the stories behind the music with our Wagner Lecture with guest lecturer Dr David Chisholm, Head of the University of Auckland's School of Music.

For all those wannabe divas, there's an opportunity to learn one of Wagner's famous choruses alongside professional opera singers in our Sunday Singalong with Wagner.

Both events are FREE to attend, so make sure you register to secure your spot before it's too late.

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