The Royal Opera - Tristan und Isolde Reviews
4 June 2020
Nina Stemme (Isolde)
Stephen Gould (Tristan), Sarah Connolly (Brangäne)
Nina Stemme (Isolde), Stephen Gould (Tristan), Sarah Connolly (Brangäne)
John Tomlinson (King Mark)
Nina Stemme (Isolde)

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Tristan und Isolde

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 19

Culebrón burgués en Cornwall y Kareol
18 Dec 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Soloists at the top of their game are only half the story in Royal Opera’s thrilling revival
15 Dec 14 / The Observer
Tristan und Isolde is an unforgettable evening
14 Dec 14 / Express
Powerful revival of a minimalist production
14 Dec 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
All in all, this a Tristan that simply has to be seen - and heard
13 Dec 14 / The Jewish Chronicle
Musically, the evening is exceptional
11 Dec 14 / Music OMH
Bravo to both Tristan (Gould) und Isolde (Stemme) for some truly amazing vocal feats
11 Dec 14 / A Younger Theatre
Five hours of the most glorious music
11 Dec 14 / Express
Eternal love is in the air
10 Dec 14 / The Arts Desk
A cleverly austere production that allows the music to speak for itself
10 Dec 14 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Overwhelming and emotionally magnificent
9 Dec 14 / Independent
Nina Stemme returns, supreme as Isolde, blazing in anger, gloriously lyrical in love
9 Dec 14 / Evening Standard
An effective piece of work made indelibly memorable by some outstanding singing
9 Dec 14 / The Stage
Despite fine singing Christof Loy’s Tristan seems misconceived
9 Dec 14 / Seen and Heard
Haunting revival of 2009 production
8 Dec 14 / The Guardian
Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera
8 Dec 14 / Bachtrack
The Orchestra was on blazing extrovert form
8 Dec 14 / Classical Source
An Isolde possessed by demons
7 Dec 14 / Telegraph
Christof Loy's 2009 production revived for the first time with a superlative cast
7 Dec 14 / What's on Stage
Nina Stemme: 'I have no interest in being a media product'
As the greatest dramatic soprano in the world returns to Covent Garden in Tristan und Isolde, she tells how she's grown into the role and why she'll never sing crossover.
Production details
Gould, Stemme, Tomlinson, Paterson, Cooper, Connolly, Clark, Yurchuk, Lyon
(c) Pappano (d) Loy
Performance dates
5, 8, 11, 14(m), 17, 21(m) December 2014
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