04 May 2008

Tristan und Isolde at Glyndebourne on DVD


Although this DVD has an Isolde who looks and acts more like a serial killer than a woman someone would fall in love with, and has basically the same set for three acts, very cold, static and unemotional acting by the protagonists, this is a must DVD for Wagnerians with a budget to buy their third DVD of Tristan und Isolde.

For the first two, my choice is Peter Konwitschny's production from Munich (for those who like a more modern approach) and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's Bayreuth production from 1983. And if you can wait until June, you will have another Tristan on DVD to choose from: Heiner Müller's Bayreuth production with Waltraud Meier and Siegfried Jerusalem.

Read more about director Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production of Tristan und Isolde at the Glyndebourne Festival

Tristan und Isolde on DVD

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