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150th Anniversary of Tristan und Isolde

On June 10, 1865, Richard Wagner's behemoth drama, Tristan und Isolde, premiered and changed the face of opera forever. This classic tale of forbidden love entangled in politics and desire has enthralled and enraged audiences all across the world. At its premier, it was a highly controversial work that broke the operatic art form. Today, it is subject to extensive analysis and scrutiny. Wagner's music lives on in the complexly beautiful prelude, the famously prolonged love duet, and the sumptuous "Liebestod." Discover the gorgeously lush music of Tristan und Isolde.


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