WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Part of the BBC Proms.
Concert performance; sung in German. The Wagner bicentenary celebration continues with the composer's boldest fusion of legend and harmonic innovation, Tristan and Isolde, which forced him to break off work on his Ring cycle - near this very juncture in the Proms Ring, during the composition of Siegfried and before the final instalment, Gotterdammerung. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and a cast led by Violeta Urmana and Peter Seiffert in a drama where love and death become one. There will be two intervals of 30 minutes. Finish time: approx. 23:00