Tristan and Isolde, the ill-fated lovers of Celtic legend, became a cherished tale of forbidden desire throughout Western art. Wagner’s masterpiece Tristan und Isolde, a spellbinding meditation on love and death, is “the love story that changed opera for good” (NPR). For this concert performance of Act II, Gianandrea Noseda and the esteemed National Symphony Orchestra lead glistening soprano Christine Goerke and powerful tenor Stephen Gould in one of the most rapturous and demanding duets in the repertory.


This concert is also part of Great Performers.


The Program


Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Act II  


“A magician of the podium.”
– Guardian (U.K.) on Gianandrea Noseda
“A beacon of brilliance.”
– New York Magazine on Stephen Gould
“I would walk through fire to hear her again.”
– New York Times on Christine Goerke

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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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Tristan and Isolde, Act II

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Add to Calendar America/New_York National Symphony Orchestra - Wagner’s spellbinding meditation on love and death, described as “the love story that changed opera for good” (NPR), is brought to vibrant life in this concert performance of Act II. David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

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

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.

Performance Details

Make a Night of it!

Pre-Concert Lecture

1:45 pm
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