Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde) -

Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde)

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'A Landmark in Musical History' is John Luke Rose's title for the introduction to this extraordinary piece of theatre. It belongs to the German tradition of mystical writing, and a short note on the poem itself by Martin Swales and Timothy McFarland elucidates some of Wagner's literary techniques. Anthony Negus, who assisted Reginald Goodall on the WNO production of Tristan and Isolde, has contributed a penetrating analysis of the musical structure of the opera, while Patrick Carnegy assesses the remarkable solutions to staging an opera which some argue is best experienced with your back to the performers.

Product code: 9780714544106

ISBN 9780714544106
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H215xW140
On Sale Date 07/02/2011
Series Calder Opera Guides in Association with the English National Opera (ENO)
No. Of Pages 130
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original.