21 June 2008
Liebestod from Konwitschny's Tristan in Munich
At last a decent video on YouTube from Peter Konwitschny's production of Tristan und Isolde in Munich. Waltraud Meier (see photos), now out with a new Isolde on DVD, in Heiner Müller's Bayreuth production (see photos), filmed in 1995.
Note that it takes 8 seconds before the applause begins, a true sign of a cultivated and mature audience. If you have experienced a long silence after a wonderful performance, you know what I mean. Those seconds can be pure magic.
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