Tristan and Isolde
Rudolfinum, 25 March 2024 at 7.30 pm.
Open dress rehearsal on Sunday 24 March 2024 at 10.30 am
Richard Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, Act II
Petr Popelka conductor
Roy Cornelius Smith Tristan, tenor
Ricarda Merbeth Isolde, soprano
Gihoon Kim Melot, baritone
Magnus Piontek King Marke, bass
Simone Schröder Brangäne, mezzo-soprano
During his first three seasons as chief conductor of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Petr Popelka decided to stage three acts of Tristan and Isolde. The revolutionary work caused an upheaval in its time and forever changed the understanding of opera as a musical and theatrical form. In the medieval story of the powerful but forbidden love between a Breton nobleman and an Irish princess, Richard Wagner developed his concept of opera as a complex work where all the components serve the strongest possible effect of the whole. At the same time, he fully developed his innovative harmonic language, which influenced music for decades to come. In the second act, we will see tenor Roy Cornelius Smith as Tristan and soprano Ricarda Merbeth as Isolde. In the famous love duet, they fully confess their feelings for each other, and in the dramatic conclusion Tristan falls wounded after the betrayal of his friend Melot.
Meeting with the artists before the concert
Rudolfinum | Talich Lounge | 1st floor | 6.30–7.15 pm
Ticket prices: CZK 1100 | CZK 900 | CZK 700 | CZK 500 | CZK 300 | CZK 180
The organiser reserves the right to changes in the list of scheduled performers.