Composer and librettist Richard Wagner Music director and conductor Risto Joost Director Liis Kolle Lighting designer and scenographer Rene Jõhve Costume designer Lilja Blumenfeld Videographer Käti Jägel Cast Mati Turi, Liene Kinča, Karmen Puis, Atlan Karp, Simo Breede, Taavi Tampuu, Oliver Kuusik, Rasmus Kull et al Vanemuine opera choir and symphony orchestra
As one of the most famous couples from medieval European legends, Tristan and Isolde have inspired writers, artists, theatre and film makers already for nearly a thousand years. The Irish princess Isolde and the heroic knight Tristan feel a magical attraction towards each other, but they meet when Tristan has helped his stepfather the King of Cornwall conquer Isolde’s homeland and killed her fiancé. Tristan is seriously wounded during this ordeal and has himself brought under a pseudonym to Isolde, but she still recognizes him and tries to kill the enemy. However, Isolde quickly abandons this plan as she falls in love with him. As gratitude for his recovery, Tristan pledges eternal faithfulness to her. Premiere February 12th 2022 at the Grand Building of the Vanemuine Theatre.