What you thought of: Tristan und Isolde
Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for the Festival 2021 semi-staged production of Tristan und Isolde.
Bound in marriage against her will, princess Isolde resolves to end her life along with that of her enemy, the knight Tristan. But when a love potion is substituted for poison, the two are drawn into an all-consuming, obsessive love affair that destroys everything – and everyone – in its unstoppable path.
Robin Ticciati conducts a semi-staged performance of Wagner’s great love story, with a full orchestra on stage.
Read what the audience and critics had to say about the performance.
To @Glyndebourne for an incandescent Tristan und Isolde. In floods of tears at the end of Act I ~ two long, barren years since I was last here. The music simply overwhelming pic.twitter.com/mPFvXsLkhe
— Peter Bradley (@PeterIntheswim) August 13, 2021
At Glyndebourne for a semi- staged performance of Tristan und Isolde. Well matched singers, most of whom were Wagner specialists new to Glyndebourne.The London Philharmonic Orchestra were on stage and played with great clarity under Robin Ticciati. pic.twitter.com/dRHdJxVbuT
— Cllr Peter Carpenter (@WestHillCllr) August 15, 2021
— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton81) August 13, 2021
— Patricia Davidson 🥳🍷🍇🍾 (@glamoursleuth1) August 14, 2021
What the critics are saying
– The Guardian
– The Times
– The Stage
– The Article
Image credits: Tristan und Isolde: a semi-staged performance, Festival 2021. Photos by Bill Cooper.