Washington National Opera's Tristan and Isolde: Wagner's Mythic Romance
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The last date listed for Tristan and Isolde was Friday September 27, 2013 / 6:00pm.
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Debra Voight, the main soprano for the performance was substituted by another singer on 9/27. She was definitely not the same caliber or talent. We are disappointed to purchase tickets then have the major star bow out. The main reason for attending this performance was to hear Ms. Voight. We will have to rethink spending $$$ to purchase tickets if no restitution can be made if the major star(s) do not perform.
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If you are a Wagner fan, you may enjoy this opera. I'd never seen one of his operas and now I will never see another. It's ponderous and clunky and not much happens. The libretto is not poetic and the characters are not sympathetic. It's a lot of...continued
Tristan: Ian Storey
Isolde: Iréne Theorin
Brangäne: Elizabeth Bishop
Kurwenal: James Rutherford
King Marke: Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Director: Neil Armfield
Costume Designer: Jennie Tate
Lighting Designer: Toby Sewell
__Performed in German with projected English titles. Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
Performance Timing: Act I – 80 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act II – 66 min.; Intermission - 25 min.; Act III – 76 min. (4 hours, 35 minutes)____
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