Edward Gardner & Matthew Rose shine in ENO’s new Tristan

Many congratulations to Edward Gardner and Matthew Rose on receiving fantastic reviews for English National Opera’s new production of ‘Tristan und Isolde’, which opened last week at London’s Coliseum. 
The production is ENO’s first new production of ‘Tristan and Isolde’ since 1996, directed by acclaimed theatre director Daniel Kramer, and designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor. 
Named “the hero of the evening” by The Telegraph’s Rupert Christiansen, Edward Gardner’s conducting was described as “magnificent” (Barry Millington, Evening Standard), and a “dramatically rich and emotionally sensitive interpretation of the score” (Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph). 
Matthew Rose “[shook] the foundations” (David Nice, The Arts Desk) in his role debut as King Marke. Fiona Maddocks of the Observer said he “glowed with wisdom and generosity … a formidable, heartwarming performance” and The New York Times’ Michael White called his portrayal “a paradigm of sorrowful nobility, magnificently sung”. 
You can read further reviews on Edward and Matthew’s individual pages. 
ENO’s new production of ‘Tristan und Isolde’ runs until 9 July, and also features David Webb in his ENO debut.
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