Tristan und Isolde (Richard Wagner)

Music Drama in 3 acts
Live at the Anhaltinisches Theater, Dessau
A production of Monarda Arts/RM Arts in collaboration with Zoom Production


“There are no bounds to the longing, the desire, the bliss, and the anguish of love. The world, power, fame, glory, honor, chivalry,loyalty, friendship…all are swept away. Only one thing is left alive…yearning, yearning, insatiable desire….“ Richard Wagner Of all operas, perhaps the one that least needs ingenious extra musical assistance is ‚‘Tristan,” this aurally erotic work that speaks so vividly to the listener‘s inner eye. Wagner‘s score is simply more illustrative and sensuously pictorial than any series of stage pictures could be. Golo Berg’s sensuous conducting of the Dessau Philharmonic, continually presses that truth home. He leads the orchestra in a lithe and propulsive performance that showes unusual consideration for the wonderful voices of the singers. A sensational opera night at a small German opera company.


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD)



Producer: Torsten Bönnhoff, Erwin Stürzer
Executive Producer: Rainer Mockert
Directed for Screen by: Brooks Riley
Cameras: Sylvia Laubscher, Silvia Hoffmann, Neil Coffey, Michi Plötz, Christian Hartmann
Sound: Leonard Ruschin, Walter Spring
Editor: Brooks Riley
Postproduction: Digital Images GmbH
Language: German
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running Time: 224 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Year of production: 2008


Creative Team


Composer: Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Golo Berg
Director: Johannes Felsenstein
Chorus Master: Helmut Sonne
Dramaturgy: Susanne Schulz
Set and Costume Design: Stefan Rieckhoff
Orchestra: Anhaltinische Philharmonie Dessau
Choir: Anhaltinisches Theater Dessau

Tristan: Richard Decker
King Marke: Marek Wojciechowski
Isolde: Iordanka Derilova
Kurwenal: Ulf Paulsen