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Watching this disk I'm afraid to say that I still hate her voice and can find nothing positive to say about it.
In fact, Eaglen, in particular, is rather out of sorts in the role of Isolde, and Heppner's performance is lackluster.
Sound is either PCM Stereo or DTS 5.1, so no Dolby Digital 5.1 (surprisingly, since the Fidelio has that option).
I viewed several different dvd performances to find what I wanted. First, it must be traditional staging. Second, it must be true to Wagner's intent. Third, it must be well sung. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Boz
In recent years the Met has sought to live down its reputation for timid conservatism by joining the international campaign to "modernize" Wagner. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Woodduck
Ignore the silly adolescent obsession with physical beauty or the lack of it shown in so many reviews of this wonderful DVD. Heppner and Eaglen are ideal as is Pape as King Mark. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by Larry J. Victor
There were some things I liked in this production, but some things that drove me to just sell this DVD so I could get a different one. Read morePublished on February 23, 2010 by Anatola
For all the talk about how this DVD sucks because of the 2 fat singers, you can take them out and replace them with the most handsome and beautiful Tristan/Isolde pair you can... Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Masterman
This is my second time watching Tristan und Isolde and also my second Jurgen Rose production. While the music of Tristan is loved by most I find it to be one and three quarters... Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by tom h.
This performance should have restricted itself to c/d. Visually, not to mince words, it's an embarrassment. Read morePublished on April 25, 2009 by S. Hutton
Wagner is one of my favorites; and Tristan and Isolde is my favorite Wagner Opera.
Strangely enough, I truly enjoyed most everything about this Met offering--except for the... Read more
This is pretty much a failure. It seems most agree that the staging is awful, along with the acting. But, to my ears, even the sound(meaning performance) is hardly satifactory. Read morePublished on September 13, 2007 by Sir Butternut Longsword
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The Tristan und Isolde with Johanna Meier on DGG is about to be released in North America. She is all I ever imagined Isolde to be. I have the VHS and have been waiting impatiently for the DVD. The total production is wonderful!!!
Jun 17, 2007 by Archie (Ottawa Canada) | See all 2 posts