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Wagner's Tristan and Isolde: From the Metropolitan Opera in New York, a performance of Wagner's tale of doomed love. Isolde has been promised to King Marke in marriage, and she and her handmaid Brangäne are being transported to his home in Cornwall. In charge of the ship is Tristan, who killed Isolde's previous fiance. Isolde wants revenge and prepares a poison for them both to drink, though she has not counted on Brangane, who switches it for a love potion. Presented by Mary Jo Heath, with commentary from Ira Siff. Wagner: Tristan and Isolde. Stuart Skelton, tenor (Tristan), Nina Stemme, soprano (Isolde), Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano (Brangane), Evgeny Nikitin, baritone (Kurwenal), Rene Pape, bass (Marke), Neal Cooper, tenor (Marke), Alex Richardson, tenor (A Shepherd), David Crawford, bass-baritone (A Steersman), Tony Stevenson, tenor (Sailor's voice), Orchestra and Chorus of the New York Metropolitan Opera/Simon Rattle.

Genre: Arts

When is Opera on 3 next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three April 8th, 5:00pm. See more...