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Semperoper Dresden 2013

Semperoper Dresden will perform a series of Richard Wagner operas and concerts during 2013, celebrating Wagner's 200th birthday. In this festive year Semperoper Dresden intend to shine a light on Wagner’s time in Dresden, when, as Kapellmeister to the Court Opera, he wrote many of his most famous works. Our audiences in 2013 can expect a new Fliegende Holländer as well as premieres of Halévy’s La Juive and Spontini’s La Vestale , two works which Wagner greatly admired and conducted in Dresden. His Liebesmahl der Apostel will also return to the place of its original premiere, the Frauenkirche. Together with many other cultural institutions in the city, the Semperoper is contributing to a diverse programme of events which will trace Wagner’s footsteps through Saxony. For Semperoper Dresden's Wagner programme, see the Wagner Calendar on

Tristan and Isolde opens the Baltic Sea Festival

Tristan and Isolde with Esa-Pekka Salonen opens the Baltic Sea Festival 10 years anniversary – a spectacular multimedia version by video artist Bill Viola and director Peter Sellars. This exceptional performance will take place at Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, August 24 at 18:00. Performed by: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Soloists: Tristan: Ben Heppner Isolde: Violeta Urmana Marke: Matti Salminen Brangäne: Michele de Young Kurwenal: Jukka Rasilainen Melot: Waltteri Torikka Junger Seeman/Ein Hirte: Tuomas Katajala Ein Steuerman: Arttu Kataja Tickets: The video of Tristan und Isolde was produced by Bill Viola Studio in collaboration with the National Opera, Paris; the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; the James Cohan Gallery, New York; Haunch of Venison, London.