Tristan und Isolde - Schedule, Program & Tickets

Tristan und Isolde

Treachery, lost honor, guilt and atonement, passionate, cross-border love and the desire for death and oblivion - the story of Tristan and Isolde, from Celtic roots over the centuries to myth, fascinated poets, poets and musicians alike. Richard Wagner inspired her to write "opus metaphysicum" (Friedrich Nietzsche), a work that towers above his artistic creation like a monolith.

Musically highly romantic and yet at the same time crossing the threshold to the modern age, Wagner lets his couple run with existential relentlessness into a hopeless dilemma right from the start. Because the love of the two is completely unavoidable, but also completely impossible: Tristan, the "sad man" who caused the death of his mother at birth, loves Isolde, and yet he has her as his bride's king fed. He thus commits a breach of faith, which places this love under gloomy omens from the beginning and exposes it to itself as honorless. And Isolde does not go guiltless into the forbidden relationship, since she spared Tristan, the murderer of her fiancé Morold, instead of killing him: a single look from Tristan was enough. Like a stranger she moves in her life, her familiar, domestic world.

TRISTAN AND ISOLDE not only has an exceptional position within Wagner's complete oeuvre, but up to the present day it has disturbed and fascinated listeners with his uncompromising portrayal of an obsessive, all-embracing and determining love relationship. Literary figures, philosophers, psychologists worked their way through it, composers and musicians analyzed it, but without getting to the bottom of all its riddles. The work, created after a myth, has itself become a myth. That we, its listeners and spectators, can not make ourselves comfortable in this myth, because the story of this loving couple, although it seems to have come from ancient times, is still too close, is one of the many wonders of this work.

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Tristan und Isolde