Tristan & Isolde
Tristan & Isolde must be the greatest love story ever told.
From that puzzling first phrase, landing on the Tristan chord, Wagner’s late masterpiece weaves its magic. Epic – in every sense – it is one of the most extraordinary experiences, not just in the opera canon, but in western art. It is not surprising that the final act has induced heart attacks in a number of conductors.
Wagner wrote it while in temporary exile and enamoured with his mistress, Mathilde. The story – of the noble knight Tristan and his passionate love for Isolde, who has, alas, been promised to another, King Marke – reflects the composer’s emotional upheaval.
For this mighty undertaking, director/designer Charlie Edwards creates a staging inspired by Wagner’s original set designs. Gwyn Hughes Jones will sing Tristan at the Paris Opera before arriving at the Theatre in the Woods and Rachel Nicholls is the feisty Isolde.
Thursday 8 June 4:00pm
Sunday 18 June 3:30pm
Thursday 22 June 4:00pm
Saturday 1 July 3:30pm
Thursday 6 July 4:00pm
Sunday 9 July 3:30pm
Grange Park Opera
The Theatre in the Woods
West Horsley Place Surrey KT24 6AN
Thu 8 Jun, Sun 18 Jun, Thu 22 Jun, Sat 1 Jul, Thu 6 Jul, Sun 9 Jul