ENO’s new ‘Tristan und Isolde’

This Thursday sees the opening of English National Opera’s first new production of ‘Tristan and Isolde’ since 1996, directed by acclaimed theatre director Daniel Kramer, and designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor. In an evening of firsts, Matthew Rose will make his role debut as King Marke and David Webb his ENO debut as A Young Sailor.
Former ENO Music Director, Edward Gardner, makes a return to the pit having stepped down in 2015 after eight years in the position. He has a busy summer ahead with two Proms (31 July & 6 August, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra), a return to the Edinburgh International Festival conducting the RSNO in a performance of Elgar’s ‘The Apostles’ (14 August, with Sophie Bevan), and concerts in Bergen with his orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic (18 & 19 August).
Matthew Rose’s 2015/16 season has seen his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Baron Ochs in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’, his Raimondo in ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ for the Royal Opera House, and this summer will see his Bottom in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for the Glyndebourne Festival (11 – 28 August, with Kate Royal, Duncan Rock, David Soar and Benjamin Hulett). 
David Webb recently joined the ENO as a Harewood Artist. Next season David sings Frederic in ‘Pirates of Penzance’ alongside Soraya Mafi as Mabel at ENO (9 February – 25 March 2017). 
Watch Daniel Kramer talk about the new production in this video.
‘Tristan und Isolde’ opens on Thursday 9 June, with subsequent performances taking place on 9, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29 June, and 2 & 9 July 2016. Find out more on the ENO website
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