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Tristan Und Isolde Must Wait Even Longer

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday 1 September 2013 | 5:09:00 am

T & I take a break
According to some critics its bad enough that Wagner makes the audience wait till the final act for the drama's "climax" but it now seems that residents in Florida may have to wait an additional year as FGO announce they will be postponing their previously announced production of Wagner's first fully fledged Schopenhauerian work. It will be replaced with  Jules Massenet's Thaïs  (Ed: Thais is easier to stage than Tristan? Surely some mistake) during the 2013-2014 season.

The odd thing about the announcement is that of course Wagner perceived Tristan specifically to be performable anywhere and with the minimum of cost. Oh well, best laid plans of men and pink mice...sorry, wrong production, wrong drama.

Said Susan T. Danis, the company's General Director and CEO: "Since I accepted the position of General Director of Florida Grand Opera I have stated repeatedly and unequivocally that my goal is to present great opera, including exciting productions with world-class singers and thought-provoking repertoire. This community deserves nothing less," said Danis. "We have had to postpone Tristan & Isolde for one season due to the challenge of finding a production that fits the stages both in Miami and in Ft. Lauderdale. With the production team making it a priority to find a great production, we will be able to present Tristan & Isolde in all its glory in 2014-2015."

Perhaps it is worth the wait then. But in an attempt to help the people of Florida with their  sustained excitation: