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Tristan and Isolde

Few operas have had as powerful an influence as Wagner’s medieval love story, Tristan and Isolde. The opera was composed at a time of great tension for Wagner, and his (sometimes contradictory) opinions and philosophy, especially on love and death, are what make this music drama one of the greatest ever written. Director of the Dutch Opera Pierre Audi – who will be directing this Tristan and Isolde – has brought Wagner’s complexity back into the staging, as well as his own considerable experience. Enjoy his work at the National Opera and Ballet from 18 January.