Met Opera on Demand Catalog
Tristan und Isolde
(Dec. 18, 1971)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Leinsdorf; Nilsson, Dalis, Thomas, Tozzi
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 3 hrs. 24 min.
This broadcast captures legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson at the height of her artistry in what was arguably her greatest role—Wagner’s Isolde. She is joined by Jess Thomas, who gives a heroic performance as Tristan. The stellar cast also includes Giorgio Tozzi as King Marke, the man Isolde is forced to marry, Irene Dalis as Brangäne, Isolde’s confidante, and William Dooley as Kurwenal, Tristan’s faithful friend. The great Erich Leinsdorf conducts.