Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $24.00, $22.00 SENIOR, $18.00 STUDENT
Reserved Seats for all performances.
$216.00, $198.00 Senior, $162.00 Student
Run Time: 5 Hours, 15 Minutes
Live Performance Broadcast
Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014-15 season’s double bill ofIolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan,Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.
Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki–Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the in 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.
World premiere: Munich Court Theater, 1865. Wagner’s breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world. Its music has astounded, infuriated, and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory.