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.
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
Make a Night of it!
Pre-Concert LectureFREE for Ticket Holders
Join us for a pre-concert lecture by Cori Ellison at 1:45pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall
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.
Sung in German with English supertitles
80 minutes, no intermission
View the Program Notes