How does immortality sound?
It simply can’t be: Isolde isn’t dead. She passes over – into another world, into another state, into something that entices us, that we have been longing for all along. Teodor Currentzis will be giving us an intimation of this when he conducts Isoldes Liebestod at the Whitsun Festival, from Wagner's ecstatic, uninhibited music drama Tristan und Isolde. We will then be hearing sweet transfiguration without eroticism in the Third Act of Parsifal, sung by Bayreuth star Andreas Schager. Also to die for – and also by Wagner, who will be the focus of this Whitsun Festival.