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National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Tristan and Isolde—Act II with Gould and Goerke

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

Don’t miss your first chance to witness Noseda, one of the world’s leading opera conductors, and the NSO perform the stunning music from Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s story of young lovers undone. A revolutionary work demanding singers of herculean vocal power, Act II of Tristan and Isolde features two masters of Wagnerian repertoire: Stephen Gould, one of today’s most sought-after heroic tenors, and Christine Goerke, who “brings a cool, focused voice, abundant power, chilling top notes and, in moments of doubt, anguished beauty to her singing” (The New York Times).

Watch the concert live online embedded below or on Medici.tv.

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Christine Goerke, Isolde
Stephen Gould, Tristan
Ekaterina Gubanova, Brangaene
Günther Groissböck, King Mark
Neal Cooper, Melot
Hunter Enoch, Kurwenal
Wagner: Tristan and Isolde—Act II

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

“Swem nie von liebe leit geschach, dem geschach ouch liep von liebe nie.”
He that never had sorrow of love never had joy of it either!
—Gottfried von Strassburg, author of Tristan

Don’t miss your first chance to witness Noseda, one of the world’s leading opera conductors, and the NSO perform the stunning music from Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s story of young lovers undone. A revolutionary work demanding singers of herculean vocal power, Act II of Tristan and Isolde features two masters of Wagnerian repertoire: Stephen Gould, one of today’s most sought-after heroic tenors, and Christine Goerke, who “brings a cool, focused voice, abundant power, chilling top notes and, in moments of doubt, anguished beauty to her singing” (The New York Times).

ForeWords
Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Nov. 15 performance
Before your concert, join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by WETA’s John Banther! Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season.

WATCH THE CONCERT LIVE ONLINE:

Program & Notes

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