“Richard Wagner’s opera transcends the plot of a traditional love story, evoking deep reflections on the nature of the material world, the metaphysics of subjectivity, and the mysteries of human existence itself,” said Barry Millington, a writer, music critic and author of eight books on Wagner. Unlike ordinary opera “Tristan und Isolde” is a true musical drama. It is the composer’s most subjective work, reflecting an unrequited love for Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his friend and patron. This opera is an unsurpassed poem about love and death, embracing unquenchable tension, noble and boundless passion, sadness and grief. The music of “Tristan und Isolde” disarms the listener with rich orchestral fabric and drama saturated with feelings. The Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra is led by charismatic Giedrė Šlekytė, already a well-known conductor in Europe.
ORCHESTRA: LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONDUCTOR: GIEDRĖ ŠLEKYTĖ