Houston Grand Opera presents Wagner's Tristan and Isolde
A matchless work of art, Tristan and Isolde speaks to timeless themes: The inevitability of fate, omnipresent death and salvation through transcendent love. Tristan has entranced audiences with its mythical power and majestic music since its Munich premiere in 1865. HGO's new production provides a fitting welcome for the company debuts of Nina Stemme and Ben Heppner in the title roles. Stemme's only U.S. appearance this season will be at HGO.
A co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the cast includes Nina Stemme, Ben Heppner , Claudia Mahnke , Ryan McKinny , Christof Fischesser and Roger Honeywell. HGO artistic and music director Patrick Summers conducts.