M1500 .W34 T75 2007 DVD
Opera in three acts. Music by Richard Wagner.
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's celebrated Bayreuth production filmed on the Festspielhaus stage with six cameras and in digital sound to recreate the unique intensity of a live performance in studio quality. "On the small screen the almost impressionistic play of colour is heightened to become an overwhelming experience ... With Johann Meier's unusually powerful Isolde and René Kollo's resplendent, expressive Tristan, a better cast is hardly imaginable today" (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung).
Performers: René Kollo, Matti Salminen, Johanna Meier, Hermann Becht, Robert Schunk, Hanna Schwarz, Helmut Pampuch, Martin Egel.
Recorded: Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 1-9 October 1983.
Sung in German with English, French, Spanish and Chinese subtitles.
Distributed by Deutsche Grammophon (www.deutschegrammophon.com/dvd).