Long Beach Opera: Martin's The Love Potion
Long Beach Opera brings to the stage Frank Martin's The Love Potion, the epic story of Tristan and Isolde, told through a mystical and haunting score. The fateful lovers meet by deception, fall in love by magic and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly power. Martin uses 12 singers as both the soloists and as chorus, much in the manner of ancient Greek tragedy. A small ensemble of seven strings and a piano support the mood and action of the drama. Martin fashioned a work in the greatest possible contrast to Richard Wagner's opera by using older text sources (including two Isoldes) and by creating an intimate chamber work with a medieval feel. See The Love Potion at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
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The last date listed for The Love Potion was Saturday, May 19, 2018 / 7:30pm (Pre-Opera Talk at 6:30pm).