Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' with Register, Petersen, Selig and Foster-Williams from Brussels
Wagner's 'Tristan und Isolde' is an opera in three acts to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the 12th-century romance Tristan by Gottfried von Strassburg. Isolde, promised to King Marke in marriage, and her handmaid, Brangäne, are quartered aboard Tristan's ship being transported to the king's lands in Cornwall. The opera opens with the voice of a young sailor singing of a 'wild Irish maid' which Isolde construes to be a mocking reference to herself. In a furious outburst, she wishes the seas to rise up and sink the ship, killing herself and all on board. Performers:
Tristan: Bryan Register.
Isolde: Ann Petersen.
King Marke: Franz-Josef Selig.
Kurwenal: Andrew Foster-Williams.
Brangäne: Nora Gubisch.
La Monnaie-De Munt Male Choir and Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alain Altinoglu.
Recorded 17 May. Also broadcast by RTBF Musiq3 at the same time, but probably not simultaneously, so, each radio station with its own signal. All links available.