Ms. Watson first sang Isolde in 1998 at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (D‹sseldorf), and has since performed the role in Prague, Florence, Bern, Tokyo, Munich, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles. She is also a noted Br‹nnhilde in Wagner's cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, which she has performed at the Bayreuth Festival for the last three summers, from 2006 to 2008. Watson made her Met debut as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal in April, 2003.
Daniel Barenboim conducts this performance with a cast that also includes Peter Seiffert as Tristan, Michelle DeYoung as Brang‹ne, Gerd Grochowski as Kurwenal, and Kwangchul Youn as King Marke. The production is by Dieter Dorn with sets and costume designs by J‹rgen Rose.
Curtain time for the 5-hour Wagner epic is 7:30 PM. For tickets and information, visit The Metropolitan Opera.