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Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Act I
Concert performance. Sung in German.
Nina Stemme Isolde
Ian Storey Tristan
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner Brangene
Boaz Daniel Kurvenal
Nicky Spence Young Seaman
Men of the RSNO Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles conductor
On a darkening sea, a lone ship carries a strange cargo: a dutiful knight, an unwilling bride, and between them - though no-one yet knows it - a love more powerful than life itself. Wagner's Tristan und Isolde is the ultimate love story, set to a score so passionate that it changed music forever. BBC SSO Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles is known the world over as a leading Wagner conductor; now, as we approach the composer's bicentenary year, he's assembled an international world-class cast to begin a three-part voyage towards supreme bliss. Rachmaninov's Wagner-inspired tone poem sets the mood; climb aboard for one of the greatest experiences in all opera.