The Tristan Project

Esa-Pekka Salonen | Philharmonia Orchestra | Bill Viola


September 2010 - September 2010


Esa-Pekka Salonen and Peter Sellars’s Tristan und Isolde, with video art by Bill Viola, was premiered in Los Angeles in 2004 and has subsequently been revived in Paris and New York to great acclaim.

In September 2010, as part of a multiple concert residency, ICA toured the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen to the Lucerne Festival and the Dortmund Konzerthaus. They presented a multi-media production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, conceived by Peter Sellars with video art installations by Bill Viola and featuring a stellar cast including Gary Lehman, Violeta Urmana and Anne Sofie von Otter.

ICA tours the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen

20 Aug 2010

As part of a multiple concert residency, ICA tours the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen to the Lucerne Festival and to the Dortmund Konzerthaus. They will be presenting a multi-media...

“Viola writes in his program notes that his goal was to create a visual world that does far more than merely "illustrate or represent the story directly." Instead, he strives for images that evoke the underlying themes of the opera's three acts, which he labels Purification, Awakening of the Body of Light, and Dissolution of the Self.”

International Herald Tribune - May 2007

CONCERT in Lucerne

Wednesday 8 September, 19.30 

 

SCHUMANN Overture, Genoveva
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Legends

Hélène Grimaud piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

 

CONCERT in Lucerne

Thursday 9 September, 19.30 

 

RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin
DEBUSSY Nocturnes
PROKOFIEV Suite, Romeo and Juliet
Mozart Ensemble Luzern
Alois Koch chorus caster
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

 

PERFORMANCE of Tristan und Isolde in Lucerne

Friday 10 September, 17.00

 

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde
Gary Lehman Tristan
Violeta Urmana Isolde
Anne Sofie von Otter Brangane
Jukka Rasilainen Kurwenal
Stephen Gadd Melot
Joshua Ellicott Shepherd/Sailor
Bill Viola Visual artist
Peter Sellars artistic collaborator
Alex Macinnis/BV Studio video playback coordinator
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

 

CONCERT in Dortmund

Tuesday 14 September, 20.00 

 

SCHUMANN Overture, Genoveva
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto

SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Legends
Antti Siirala piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

 

CONCERT in Dortmund

Thursday 16 September, 20.00 

 

RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin
DEBUSSY Nocturnes
PROKOFIEV Suite, Romeo and Juliet
WDR Chorus
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

 

PERFORMANCE of Tristan und Isolde in Dortmund

Friday 17 September, 17.00  

 

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde
Gary Lehman Tristan
Violeta Urmana Isolde
Anne Sofie von Otter Brangane
Jukka Rasilainen Kurwenal
Stephen Gadd Melot
Joshua Ellicott Shepherd/Sailor
Bill Viola visual artist
Peter Sellars artistic collaborator
Alex Macinnis/BV Studio video playback coordinator
Sinfonische Chor der Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Photo Albums

Dortmund (5 photos)

Lucerne (2 photos)

Soloists (7 photos)

Video Stills (8 photos)


Videos

Tristan und Isolde- Behind the Scenes

Bill Viola's The Tristan Project - Fire Woman (Act III, Scene II)

Bill Viola's The Tristan Project - Night Approach (Act II, Scene II)

Bill Viola's The Tristan Project - Tristan's Ascension (Act III, Scene III)

Bill Viola's: The Tristan Project

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