Multimedia Tristan Debuts in Paris

Classic Arts News   Multimedia Tristan Debuts in Paris
A multimedia version of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde directed by Peter Sellars opens at the Op_ra de Paris tonight.

The production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, includes video art, by artist Bill Viola, that illustrates the themes of the opera: betrayal, transformation, rebirth, memory, and time. Ben Heppner stars as Tristan, and Waltraud Meier plays Isolde.

The production runs through May 7.

Salonen, Viola, and Sellars also collaborated on a semi-staged version of their Tristan called The Tristan Project, presented over several nights by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in December.

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