Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with The Met: Live in HD, presents Wagner’s iconic “Tristan und Isolde” on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 12 noon. The simulcast will run approximately 4 hours and 42 minutes with two intermissions. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $10 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
Wagner’s tale of the dangers of love stars Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton in the title roles. Ekaterina Gubanova and René Pape feature alongside Stemme and Skelton as Isolde’s companion Brangäne and King Marke. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle returns to the Met after his 2010 debut with “Pelléas et Mélisande.”
Stemme has sung the role of Isolde many times, and her Met history also includes the title roles in “Elektra,” “Turandot” and “Ariadne auf Naxos,” as well as Senta in “Der Fliegende Holländer.” Skelton made his Met debut in 2011 in “Wozzeck” and portrayed Siegmund in “Die Walküre.”
The program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission. on the Arts.