Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, a spellbinding meditation on love and death, has been described as “the love story that changed opera for good” (NPR). For this concert performance of Act II, Gianandrea Noseda makes his first Lincoln Center appearance as music director of the esteemed National Symphony Orchestra, leading glistening soprano Christine Goerke and powerful tenor Stephen Gould in one of the most rapturous and demanding duets in the repertory.

The Program

“A magician of the podium.”
– Guardian (U.K.) on Noseda
“Stephen Gould is a prodigiously good Tristan, singing with great beauty of tone.”
– Guardian (U.K.) on Gould
“I would walk through fire to hear her again”
– New York Times on Christine Goerke

Make a Night of it!


Pre-Concert Lecture

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

FREE for Ticket Holders

1:45 pm

Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Cori Ellison at 1:45pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.


10 Lincoln Center Plaza


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National Symphony Orchestra

Tristan and Isolde, Act II

National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda,
Christine Goerke (Isolde)
Ekaterina Gubanova (Brangäne)
Stephen Gould (Tristan)
Günther Groissböck (King Marke)
Neal Cooper (Melot)
Hunter Enoch (Kurwenal)

Performance Details

  • One hour and 20 minutes, no intermission

Support for the National Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center is provided by Jennifer and David Fischer. 


The NSO’s performances in New York City are supported in part by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.