Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tristan und Isolde:, Short Version

I came out of the Festspielhaus at the end of Act 2 raving because HOLY MOTHER OF GOD it was the greatest 90 minutes of Wagner conducting that I have ever heard live. I could not believe the sounds coming out of the pit.

Thielemann FTW!

Seriously, they could have just played the whole thing a second time and I would have gone home happy.

Acts 1 and 3: also pretty damn good. More tomorrow, very likely. Plenty to puzzle over in the production.

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