The maximum expression of Wagnerian innovations, Tristan und Isolde is the poem of passionate love, of night and of death. In the work, represented for the first time at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna on June 2, 1888, the magical atmosphere of the ancient medieval tale is condensed into an anguished song of desire and despair, which spreads along the tensions of a very rich musical texture. The protagonists, Tristan and Isolde, find themselves condemned to suffer for an impossible love and try, with death, to render their feelings eternal.
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Series FRI | 24 | JAN | Series Opera Premiere | H 18.00 SUN | 26 | JAN | Series D | H 15.30 TUE | 28 | JAN | Series A | H 18.00 WED | 29 | JAN | Not in Subscription | H 18.00 FRI | 31 | JAN | Series B | H 18.00
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was the composer most representative of romantic culture, author of poems that seek the maximum interpenetration between the musical structure and the symbolic and evocative functions. He was responsible for important theatrical innovations that have become his hallmark, such as the transformation of the orchestra into an enveloping sound amalgam thanks to the enrichment of the orchestral palette. Among the most mature works we recall the tetralogy of the Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal.
FRI | 24 | JAN | Series Opera Premiere | H 18.00 SUN | 26 | JAN | Series D | H 15.30 TUE | 28 | JAN | Series A | H 18.00 WED | 29 | JAN | Not in Subscription | H 18.00 FRI | 31 | JAN | Series B | H 18.00