InterviewSir Simon Rattle on Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”
“Tristan und Isolde” with Simon Rattle, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton
No greater love is conceivable than that between Tristan and Isolde. But although Richard Wagner conveys yearning and ecstasy in unparalleled intensity in his opera, what’s lacking is any of the effortlessness of happiness – the tragic end is woven into the music right from the outset. After performances at the 2016 Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Sir Simon Rattle presented the complex work with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Stuart Skelton in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Sir Simon Rattle
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