Performances of Tristan und Isolde 2012 - an incomplete listing

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 7 January 2012 | 3:30:00 am

Another entry in our "Incomplete series", this time the Wagnerian's incomplete listing of Tristan and Isolde performances 2012. There are performances missing from this list and I have excluded any where the house concerned has not made a full cast list easily available. As this information does become available I will try to add these.  Equally, if you have any information on any that I have missed please let me know. 
As always: All details are open to change so please consult the official websites of each house. The Wagnerian, takes no responsibility for any such changes or inaccuracies herein





Aalto Musiktheater Essen
29 January, 5, 12 February 2012

Cast

Tristan: Jeffrey Dowd
Isolde: Evelyn Herlitzius
Kurwenal: Heiko Trinsinger
Brangäne: Michaela Selinger
Ein Hirt: Albrecht Kludszuweit
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Director: Barrie Kosky
Set Designs: Klaus Grünberg
Costumes: Alfred Mayerhofer
Lighting: Klaus Grünberg

Website




The Dallas Opera
(Semi staged)  
16, 19(m), 22, 25 February 2012

Cast
  
Tristan: Clifton Forbis
Isolde: Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
König Marke: Kristinn Sigmundsson
Kurwenal: Jukka Rasilainen
Brangäne:  Elizabeth Bishop
Ein Hirt: Aaron Blake
Ein Junger Seemann: Aaron Blake
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Director: Christian Räth

Website


   

Deutsche Oper Berlin   
19, 25 February 2012

Cast

   
Tristan: Peter Seiffert
Isolde: Petra Maria Schnitzer
König Marke: Liang Li
Kurwenal: Boaz Daniel
Melot: Jörg Schörner
Brangäne:Ekaterina Gubanova
Ein Hirt: Peter Maus
Ein Steuermann: Krzysztof Szumanski
Ein Junger Seemann: Clemens Bieber
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Director: Graham Vick
Set Designs: Paul Brown
Costumes:Paul Brown
Lighting: Wolfgang Göbbel

Website



Symphony Hall, Birmingham    
3 March 2012

Cast:
Tristan: Torsten Kerl
Isolde: Lioba Braun 
King Marke: Matthew Best
Brangäne: Christianne Stotijn
Kurwenal: Brett Polegato 
Melot / Shepherd: Ben Johnson
Sailor / Helmsman: Benedict Nelson
Men of the CBSO Chorus
conductor: Andris Nelsons  
Website

   
Den Norske Opera
4, 8, 12, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31 March 2012


Cast:
   
Tristan: Gary Lehman
Isolde: Karen Foster
König Marke: Magne Fremmerlid
Melot: Svein Erik Sagbråten
Brangäne: Tuija Knihtilä
Ein Hirt: Brenden Gunnell
Ein Junger Seemann: Daniel Johansson / Brenden Gunnell
Conductor: John Fiore
Director: Daniel Slater
Set Designs: Robert Innes Hopkins
Costumes: Robert Innes Hopkins
Website



Staatsoper Berlin   
10, 18, 25 March 2012


Cast:
   
Tristan: Ian Storey
Isolde: Waltraud Meier
König Marke: René Pape
Kurwenal: Roman Trekel
Brangäne: Ekaterina Gubanova
Ein Hirt: Florian Hoffmann
Ein Steuermann: Arttu Kataja
Ein Junger Seemann: Florian Hoffmann
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Harry Kupfer
Set Designs: Hans Schavernoch
Costumes:Buki Shiff
Website



Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Concert performance

   
11 March 2012

Cast

   
Tristan: Torsten Kerl
Isolde: Lioba Braun
König Marke: Matthew Best
Kurwenal: Brett Polegato
Melot: Ben Johnson
Brangäne: Christianne Stotijn
Ein Hirt: Ben Johnson
Ein Steuermann: Benedict Nelson
Ein Junger Seemann: Benedict Nelson
Conductor: Andris Nelsons
Website
   
Opéra de Nice
3, 6, 8(m), 11 April 2012


Cast
   
Tristan: Jon Fredric West
Isolde: Catherine Foster
König Marke:  Matti Salminen
Kurwenal: Jukka Rasilainen
Melot:  Clemens Unterreiner
Brangäne: Andrea Baker
Ein Hirt: Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Ein Junger Seemann: Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Director: Hans-Peter Lehmann
Website



Welsh National Opera
19, 26 May, 2, 16 June 2012

Cast:

   
Tristan: Jay Hunter Morris
Isolde: Ann Petersen
König Marke: Matthew Best
Kurwenal: Phillip Joll
Melot: Simon Thorpe
Brangäne: Susan Bickley
Conductor: Lothar Koenigs
Director: Yannis Kokkos
Set Designs: Yannis Kokkos
Costumes: Yannis Kokkos
Lighting: Guido Levi
Website
   
   
Hamburg State Opera
28, 31 May, 3 June 2012


Cast:
   
Tristan: Christian Franz
Isolde: Linda Watson
König Marke: Peter Rose
Kurwenal: Boaz Daniel
Melot: Moritz Gogg
Brangäne: Katja Pieweck
Ein Hirt: Jun-Sang Han
Ein Steuermann: Levente Pall
Ein Junger Seemann: Jun-Sang Han
Conductor: Simone Young
Director: Ruth Berghaus
Set Designs: Hans Dieter Schaal
Costumes:  Marie-Luise Strandt
Website



Bayreuth Festival
26 July, 1, 7, 14, 20, 26 August 2012

Cast


Tristan: Robert Dean Smith
Isolde: Iréne Theorin
Marke: Robert Holl
Kurwenal: Jukka Rasilainen
Melot:     Ralf Lukas
Brangäne: Michelle Breedt
Junger Seemann: Clemens Bieber
Ein Hirt: Arnold Bezuyen
Ein Steuermann: Martin Snell   
Conductor: Peter Schneider
Director: Christoph Marthaler
Set Designs: Anna Viebrock:
Costumes: Anna Viebrock
Website



Helsinki Music Centre
18 August 2012

Cast:

Tristan:  Gary Lehman
Isolde:  Violeta Urmana
Brangäne:  NN
Marke:  Matti Salminen
Kurnewal::  Jukka Rasilainen
Melot:  Waltteri Torikka
Shepherd:  Tuomas Katajala
First Mate:  Arttu Kataja
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Visual artist:  Bill Viola
Artistic collaborator:  Peter Sellars
Light design:  Ben Zamora
Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
The Polytech Choir
Choirmaster:  Juha Kuivanen
Assistant conductor:  Ville Matvejeff 
Website