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LA Opera Presents Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"
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4.2 average rating
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attended Jan 23 2008

Although this is supposed to be a great love story, this particular opera of Tristan and Isolde was very boring because the music was not melodic at all. There were no arias (melodic song pieces), just "speaking"-type of singing, not beautiful...continued

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 23 2008

Thank you Goldstar! The music was so powerful, the performances and were fantastic and the David Hockney sets plus some very creative lighting made it a great opera - when it all comes together like that, its an extraordinary experience! Thank you...continued

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34 stars
attended Jan 31 2008

Do yourself a favor: get off the couch and get yourself to this masterpiece. I am an opera fan, but this was my first Live Wagnarian opera and I had my reservations. First of all, I will let you know that you will have to suspend your disbelief...continued

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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.

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.