John Treleaven, Deborah Polaski, Erik Halfvarson, Falk Struckmann, Lioba Braun, Wolfgang Rauch
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Bertrand de Billy, stage direction by Alfred Kirchner
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John Treleaven and Deborah Polaski lead an outstanding cast in Wagner's operatic tour de force based on the medieval voyager legend of Sir Tristan and Isolde, Princess of Ireland, who unknowingly offers the knight a love potion in place of the poison she had intended should kill them both. Bertrand de Billy conducts the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in an acclaimed production, recorded in sumptuous surround sound.
"De Billys version is both poetic and dramatic...A first class cast - Deborah Polaski is an excellent artist who brings to life a rich Isolde, full of hate and love, despair and abandonment." (El Mundo)
"A miraculous orchestra: a torrent of romantic passion and fever...A loving tribute to the opera which revolutionised music history." (El Pais)