Met Opera on Demand Catalog
Tristan und Isolde
(Mar. 18, 1961)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Rosenstock; Nilsson, Dalis, Liebl, Cassel, Hines
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 15 min.
Wagner’s revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves—and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde’s stalwart companion, Brangäne.