LA Opera Presents Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
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The last date listed for LA Opera Presents Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde was Wednesday February 6, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
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David Hockney's set and the orchestra were the best part of the entertainment. Isolde was a much better singer than Tristan. He is a mushy looking Brit with limited acting ability. i was surprised since this is his big role. the lovers' themes are among the world's most romantic music. so the beginning of the opera in which the orchestra sets those themes and then continues them through the opera is really important.
The conductor led that orchestra and supported the singers. i can recommend the performance on this alone. Watson has a strong voice, a little harsh, and looks pretty good from the neck up.
<p>The return of an iconic coup de theatre. David Hockney's stunning designs make his breathtaking, internationally acclaimed staging of Tristan und Isolde one of the Company's most exciting landmark productions. The bold and fancifully abstract Hockney sets dazzle the eye, creating a "tone of antic freshness, of fairy-tale legend filtered through adult (and adulterous) fantasy" (New York Times). They provide a stunning visual counterpoint to Wagner's unfolding drama of fatal attraction and forbidden love.</p> <p>With the intense longing of the opening orchestral prelude all the way through to Isolde's final aria, the artfully orgasmic "Liebestod," Wagner charts new operatic territory that changed the course of music history. Tristan und Isolde features two artists in the title roles, John Treleaven and Linda Watson, who will return in future seasons as Siegfried and Brünnhilde in the Company's first presentation of Wagner's epic Ring cycle.</p>