TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
by Richard Wagner
Performance November 30, 2018 at
Mark Scorca Hall at Opera America
On Friday, November 30th, Wagner’s romantic masterpiece Tristan und Isolde was sung in concert at Opera America’s Mark Scorca Hall (330 Seventh Avenue). It was conducted by the esteemed maestro, David Gilbert, of the Greenwich Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and Wagner’s own opera house in Bayreuth, Germany. William Hobbs is an outstanding pianist (Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, etc.) who has assisted conductors such as Claudio Abbado and Sir Charles Mackerras. The consultant for this production is well-known manager and vocal pedagogue, Peter Randsman.
Adam Klein, who has sung the role of Loge (Das Rheingold) and numerous other roles at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as Tristan at Seattle Opera, brings experience, strength and a vocal lustre to this daunting role. Award winning soprano Julia Rolwing, who has sung Sieglinde (Die Walküre) and Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer) with Opera Roanoke, and Tristan excerpts with the National Philharmonic, will make her debut as an imperious, beautiful, and passionate Isolde. Alison Bolshoi, who recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall, and will soon cover Ortrud in Dallas Opera's Lohengrin, is a sumptuous Brangäne. J. Eric Lindsey, Bryan Glenn Davis and Jeremy Brauner are each exciting up and coming Wagner singers who must be heard!
English Horn by Justin McBurney. Subtitles by LeAnn Overton of the Metropolitan Opera. Sponsored by the Wagner Society of Washington DC, the Boston Wagner Society, and the Wagner Society of New York.