Reward for Tristan and Isolde

The opinions are in for Tristan and Isolde and it is a hit! Learn what critics needed to say about this stunning manufacturing.

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Isolde) and Stefan Vinke (Tristan) in Tristan and Isolde. © Sunny Martini.

“For those who reside in Seattle and also you’ve by no means been to the Seattle Opera, you’ve been losing a treasured and scrumptious useful resource, and it’s time for this to cease.” —The Stranger

“[T]right here was excellent music from a first-rate solid and orchestra Saturday evening. However what few might have anticipated is how attractive this ‘Tristan’ would look—and the way the good use of projections on the stage can draw the viewers into the interior world of the 2 protagonists. […] Stage director Marcelo Lombardero and set/video designer Diego Siliano have created a game-changing ‘Tristan’ with this exceptional manufacturing.” The Seattle Occasions

“From the second bar of Richard Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde,’ within the palms of conductor Jordan De Souza, it was clear Seattle Opera’s manufacturing (which opened Saturday evening and runs via Oct. 29) could be sonically one thing particular.” —OperaWire

Amber Wagner (Brangäne) and Mary Elizabeth Williams in Tristan and Isolde. © Sunny Martini.

“Williams and De Souza saved their finest for final. The ‘Liebestod’ […] was robust, superbly vocalized, rapturous, and transcendent.” —Classical Voice North America

“[Conductor Jordan de Souza’s] crisp cues, rhythmic move, and skill to create a clear and delicately balanced soundscape sign exceptional self-assurance in somebody conducting this troublesome rating for the primary time. […] The orchestra responded splendidly via the evening – with the despondent English horn solo in Act III extra superbly phrased than I’ve ever heard.” —Opera Right now

“Stefan Vinke brings to Tristan an indefatigable heldentenor of sturdy, muscular brilliance and a bodily depth that allowed him to fearlessly traverse this complicated character’s broad emotional compass.” —Parterre Field

Mary Elizabeth Williams (Isolde) in Tristan and Isolde. © Sunny Martini.

“Mary Elizabeth Williams as Isolde was each bit the singer in addition to performer that the function required. Her vocal projection was hovering and candy. Her efficiency was nuanced and interesting.” —Eclectic Arts

“Seattle Opera’s orchestra is at all times grand. […] The performers in Seattle Opera’s present are top-notch.” —NWTheatre

PLUS, study extra about this manufacturing in:

• A Q&A with Seattle Opera favourite Mary Elizabeth Williams in Crosscut
The Seattle Occasions preview of Tristan and Isolde, that includes interviews with the artistic group
• Interviews with bass Morris Robinson (King Marke) on Converge and New Day Northwest

Tristan and Isolde runs now via October 29, 2022. Tickets and information at