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Jonas Kaufmann & Camilla Nylund

Tristan und Isolde, Act II

Sounds of nature meet music of love: a festive Wagner evening featuring the glorious Good Friday Music from Parsifal and the second act of Tristan und Isolde. This Second Act is itself an opera within an opera: a never-ending love duet, performed here by a dream couple of Wagnerian singing, Jonas Kaufmann and Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund. And if you’ve always wondered why Wagner's music never seems to come to an end, it is clear from this love duet. Its enormous length allows the composer to explore the feeling of love like a landscape. The fact that Wagner's characters are heroes heightens our awareness of the armor they have to cast off.


Richard Wagner
Parsifal, Prelude and Good Friday Music
Tristan und Isolde, Act II

Estimated end time: 7:15 PM


Camilla Nylund Soprano (Isolde)
Sasha Cooke Mezzo soprano (Brangäne)
Christof Fischesser Bass (König Marke)
Todd Boyce Baritone (Kurwenal/Melot)
Mark Elder Conductor
Gstaad Festival Orchestra

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