Wagner Lecture

Wagner Lecture

31 Jul 2024
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I Love You to Death: Sex and Consequence in Tristan und Isolde

Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde is one of the most influential works of art in history, right from its famous opening ‘Tristan chord’ it has moved audiences for generations. Ahead of Auckland Philharmonia’s Opera in Concert production of this epic opera, join Dr. David Chisholm, Head of the University of Auckland’s School of Music, for a fascinating free lecture.

Discover more about Wagner’s life, his muse, and how Tristan und Isolde relates to queer theory and romanticism through themes of love and death. Whether you’re an opera enthusiast or are interested in learning more about this composer and his music, register for free at to join this 45-minute lecture and Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided.

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