The Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Airs Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast from earlier this season, the Met’s new production of Wagner’s epic tragedy Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme leads the cast in her first Met performances of her signature role, Isolde, which she has sung to acclaim with major opera companies around the world. Australian tenor Stuart Skelton sings the role of her doomed lover, Tristan, with René Pape as King Marke, his heartbroken uncle, who comes between the two lovers; Ekaterina Gubanova as Isolde’s maid, Brangäne; and Evgeny Nikitin as Tristan’s companion, Kurwenal. The performance of Tristan und Isolde from October 8, 2016 will be heard over the Toll Brothers- Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, April 8.