Wagner from the source, in the very theater the composer designed for his music dramas. Deutsche Welle presents Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner, recorded from the opening concert of the Bayreuth festival 2015. Hear the Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Christian Thielemann.
Broadcast Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.
Cast roles sung by:
Isolde: German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius
Tristan: American tenor Stephen Gould
Brangäne: German mezzo-soprano Christa Mayer
Kurwenal: Scottish baritone Iain Paterson
King Marke: German bass Georg Zeppenfeld
Melot: German tenor Raimund Nolte
A Helmsman: German baritone Kay Stiefermann
And in two roles, a young sailor and a Shepherd: Turkish tenor Tansel Akzeybek