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Help us revive our critically acclaimed production of one of opera's greatest love stories. Image © Tom Hammick

Help us to re-light the Glyndebourne stage with Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s critically-acclaimed production of Tristan und Isolde.

When this production premiered in 2003 it was the fulfilment of the dearest ambition of our founder John Christie, who dreamed of staging Wagner at Glyndebourne. 2021 marks the production’s fourth revival at the Festival. Medieval-inspired costumes and evocative, watery lighting give the drama of Tristan und Isolde a mythic and historic feeling, but are framed by Roland Aeschlimann’s abstract, timeless set – a sort of ‘hollow vortex’, somewhere between womb or the centre of a whirlwind or wave.

This revival will be conducted by Glyndebourne’s Musical Director, Robin Ticciati. The cast includes Simon O’Neill as Tristan, Miina-Liisa Värelä as Isolde, Karen Cargill as Brangäne, Shenyang as Kurwenal, John Relyea as König Marke, Neal Cooper as Melot and Stuart Jackson as Hirt / Seeman.

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‘In sharing our wealth now we keep opera houses like Glyndebourne going for generations to come’

– Handel and Yvonne Evans, Production supporters

How to support this production

JOIN THE Tristan SYNDICATE (£25,000+) OR CIRCLE (£5000+)

Please help to bring this production to life by joining our Production Syndicate or Circle. 

Deepen your involvement and gain an insider’s view of the creative process through exclusive events and rehearsals. Production Syndicates have the opportunity to dine privately in our Old Green Room with a meet the cast post-performance reception. 

If you would like to discuss support, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our Director of Development, Helen McCarthy at or call 01273 815032


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