The greatest love story in all opera: Stuart Skelton and Nina Stemme are Tristan and Isolde, as Sir Simon Rattle conducts the complete second act of Wagner’s timeless tragedy.
Darkness falls, and love finds a way. In Act II of Tristan und Isolde, the summer night itself seems to shimmer with emotion, as the two lovers consummate their desire beneath a canopy of stars. Yet treachery hides in the shadows, and with a cast this good the human tragedy will be as overwhelming as Wagner’s world-changing music.
If you’re already a Wagnerite, the names Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton should speak for themselves. Add Jamie Barton as Isolde’s devoted friend Brangaene and Stephen MiIling as King Marke, and it’s no exaggeration to call this a world-class cast. If you’re not, there’s no more intoxicating entry point into Wagner’s world than this glowing portrayal of two people in a broken world, united – and redeemed – by a love that’s stronger than death.
The performance is expected to last around 2 hours.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.