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Waltraud Meier's wonderful performance was ruined by Patrizia Carmine's inane editing. I agree completely with earlier reviews by Zach and William Birdsall on that point, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ruleman
Wagner reduces the whole story, romance or saga to three acts that are three unified scenes.
The first act is the voyage from Ireland to Cornwall when Tristan is... Read more
Meier is truly at the top of her game here. She is a master, one of the only women in the world stage to exhibit this...can even see it in her countenance. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Hsu
This wonderful production of Wagner's masterpiece Tristan Und Isolde is both artistically beautiful and emotionally exhilarating. Read morePublished 17 months ago by tom c.
The singing is ok, but Waltraud Meier has no business singing Isolde. She is a good Kundry, but Isolde requires a larger voice than she possesses. The staging is ugly. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Boz
I don't have much of a problem with any of the audio on this DVD, other than that Gerd Grochowski (Kurwenal's) singing is a little stiff. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Zach
Sadly, this DVD lacks the required musical underpinning to keep it afloat. I wonder how anyone made the required voyages in the opera with such poor sound from the pit - and hence... Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Timothy
Does Wagner need more? This production is one of the most simplified that one can get and yet conveys the drama of the doomed lovers. Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Montcler
Mise en scène is weak...Voices aren't that great. The conductor is the very best for Wagner though...I prefer my Kirten Flagstad...and a traditional mise en scène. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Martin Pitchon