TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

Tristan und Isolde is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based largely on the romance by Gottfried von Straßburg. It was composed between 1857 and 1859 and premiered in Munich on 10 June 1865 with Hans von Bülow conducting.
Wagner’s composition of Tristan und Isolde was inspired by his affair with Mathilde Wesendonck and the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer. Widely acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertory, Tristan was notable for Wagner’s advanced use of chromaticism, tonality, orchestral colour and harmonic suspension.

  • bary-alfred-as-tristan
    Bary, Alfred as Tristan
    German Tenor (1873-1926)
  • bender-paul-as-king-marke
    Bender, Paul as King Marke
    German Bass (1875-1947)
  • de-reszke-jean-as-tristan
    de Reszke, Jean as Tristan
    Polish Tenor (1850-1925)
  • fassbender-zdenka-as-isolde
    Fassbender, Zdenka as Isolde
    German Soprano (1879-1954)
  • flagstad-kirsten-as-isolde
    Flagstad, Kirsten as Isolde
    Norwegian Soprano (1895-1962)
  • fremstad-olive-as-isolde
    Fremstad, Olive as Isolde
    Swedish Soprano (1871-1951)
  • fuchs-marta-as-isolde
    Fuchs, Marta as Isolde
    German Soprano (1898-1974)
  • gadski-johanna-as-isolde
    Gadski, Johanna as Isolde
    German Soprano (1872-1932)
  • giraud-fiorello-as-tristan
    Giraud, Fiorello as Tristan
    Italian Tenor (1868-1928)
  • grob-prandl-gertrud-as-isolde
    Grob-Prandl, Gertrud as Isolde
    Austrian soprano (1917-1995)
  • hensel-heinrich-as-tristan
    Hensel, Heinrich as Tristan
    German tenor (1874-1935)
  • homer-louise-as-brangane
    Homer, Louise as Brangane
    American Mezzo soprano (1871-1947)
  • kappel-gertrude-as-isolde
    Kappel, Gertrude as Isolde
    German Soprano (1884-1971)
  • kipnis-alexander-as-king-marke
    Kipnis, Alexander as King Marke
    Ukranian Bass (1891-1978)
  • knote-heinrich-as-tristan
    Knote, Heinrich as Tristan
    German Tenor (1870-1953)
  • kruger-emmy-as-isolde
    Krüger, Emmy as Isolde
    German Soprano (1886-1976)
  • larsen-todsen-nanny-as-isolde
    Larsén-Todsen, Nanny as Isolde
    Swedish Soprano (1884-1982)
  • lawrence-marjorie-as-isolde
    Lawrence, Marjorie as Isolde
    Australian Soprano (1909-1979)
  • leffler-burckhard-martha-as-isolde
    Leffler-Burckhard, Martha as Isolde
    German Soprano (1865-1954)
  • lehmann-lili-as-isolde
    Lehmann, Lili as Isolde
    German Soprano (1848-1929)
  • leider-frida-as-isolde
    Leider, Frida as Isolde
    German Soprano (1888-1975)
  • litvinne-felia-as-isolde
    Litvinne, Felia as Isolde
    Russian Soprano (1860-1936)
  • ljungberg-gota-as-isolde
    Ljungberg, Göta as Isolde
    Swedish Soprano (1893-1955)
  • lorenz-max-as-tristan
    Lorenz, Max as Tristan
    German Tenor (1901-1975)
  • lubin-germaine-as-isolde
    Lubin, Germaine as Isolde
    French Soprano (1890-1979)
  • malten-theresa-as-isolde
    Malten, Theresa as Isolde
    German Soprano (1855-1930)
  • mann-joseph-as-tristan
    Mann, Joseph as Tristan
    German Tenor (1883-1921)
  • matzenauer-margarete-as-isolde
    Matzenauer, Margarete as Isolde
    Hungarian soprano (1881-1963)
  • melba-nellie-as-isolde
    Melba, Nellie as Isolde
    Australian Soprano (1861-1931)
  • melchior-lauritz-as-tristan
    Melchior, Lauritz as Tristan
    Danish Tenor (1890-1973)
  • morena-berta-as-isolde
    Morena, Berta as Isolde
    German Soprano (1878-1952)
  • mottl-fassbender-zenka-as-isolde
    Mottl-Fassbender, Zenka as Isolde
    German Soprano (1879-1954)
  • nordica-lillian-as-isolde
    Nordica, Lillian as Isolde
    American Soprano (1857-1914)
  • pacary-line-as-isolde
    Pacary, Line as Isolde
    French soprano (1868-1953)
  • pistor-gotthelf-as-tristan
    Pistor, Gotthelf as Tristan
    German Tenor (1887-1947)
  • plaschke-von-der-osten-eva-as-isolde
    Plaschke von der Osten, Eva as Isolde
    German soprano (1881-1936)
  • polzer-julius-as-tristan
    Pölzer, Julius as Tristan
    Austrian tenor (1901-1972)
  • poolman-meissner-liesbeth-as-isolde
    Poolman-Meissner, Liesbeth as Isolde
    German-dutch soprano (1889-1954)
  • rantzau-kathe-as-isolde
    Rantzau, Käthe as Isolde
    Austrian soprano (1885-1936)
  • recka-erna-as-isolde
    Recka, Erna as Isolde
    German soprano (1898-?)
  • rosler-keuschnigg-maria-as-isolde
    Rösler-Keuschnigg, Maria as Isolde
    Austrian soprano (1890-1944)
  • runger-gertrud-as-isolde
    Rünger, Gertrud as Isolde
    Polish Soprano (1899-1965)
  • runger-gertrude-as-isolde
    Rünger, Gertrude as Isolde
    German soprano (1899-1965)
  • rusche-endorf-cacilie-as-isolde
    Rüsche-Endorf, Cäcilie as Isolde
    German soprano (1873-1939)
  • saltzman-stevens-minnie-as-isolde
    Saltzman-Stevens, Minnie as isolde
    American soprano (1874-1950)
  • sattler-joachim-as-melot
    Sattler, Joachim as Melot
    German Tenor (1899-1984)
  • schech-marianne-as-isolde
    Schech, Marianne as Isolde
    German soprano (1914-1999)
  • schluter-erna-as-isolde
    Schlüter, Erna as Isolde
    German soprano (1904-1969)
  • schnorr-von-carolsfeld-malvina-as-isolde
    Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Malvina as Isolde
    Danish soprano (1825-1904)
  • schrader-lotte-as-isolde
    Schrader, Lotte as Isolde
    German soprano (1899-?)
  • schubert-richard-as-tristan
    Schubert, Richard as Tristan
    German tenor (1885-1959)
  • senger-bettaque-katharina-as-isolde
    Senger-Bettaque, Katharina as Isolde
    German Soprano (1862-?)
  • sucher-rosa-as-isolde
    Sucher, Rosa as Isolde
    German Soprano (1847-1927)
  • svanholm-set-as-tristan
    Svanholm, Set as Tristan
    Swedish tenor (1904-1964)
  • taubmann-horst-as-tristan
    Taubmann, Horst as Tristan
    German tenor (1912-1991)
  • ternina-milka-as-isolde
    Ternina, Milka as Isolde
    Croatian Soprano (1863-1941)
  • thebom-blanche-as-brangane
    Thebom, Blanche as Brangane
    American Mezzo-Soprano (1915-2010)
  • thorborg-kerstin-as-brangane
    Thorborg, Kerstin as Brangane
    Swedish Mezzo-Soprano (1896-1970)
  • traubel-helen-as-isolde
    Traubel, Helen as Isolde
    American Soprano (1898-1972)
  • tube-minna-as-isolde
    Tube, Minna as Isolde
    Polish Soprano (1881-1964)
  • urlus-jacques-as-tristan
    Urlus, Jacques as Tristan
    Belgian Tenor (1867-1935)
  • varnay-astrid-as-isolde
    Varnay, Astrid as Isolde
    Swedish Mezzo-Soprano (1918-2006)
  • vinas-francisco-as-tristan
    Viñas, Francisco as Tristan
    Spanish Tenor (1863-1933)
  • vinay-ramon-as-tristan
    Vinay, Ramon as Tristan
    Chilean Tenor (1911-1996)
  • weidt-lucy-as-isolde
    Weidt, Lucy as Isolde
    German Soprano (1876-1940)
  • wenkoff-spas-as-tristan
    Wenkoff, Spas as Tristan
    Bulgarian Tenor (1928)
  • willer-luise-as-brangane
    Willer, Luise as Brangane
    German Mezzo-Soprano (1888-1970)
  • windgassen-wolfgang-as-tristan
    Windgassen, Wolfgang as Tristan
    German tenor (1914-1974)
  • zanelli-renato-as-tristan
    Zanelli, Renato as Tristan
    Chilean Tenor (1892-1935)
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