Posted May 21, 2012

Intermezzo Blog reports from her UK Beat

May 21, 2012

According to Intermezzo Typepad Blog, Ben Heppner scored a success in a performance of Tristan und Isolde in Cardiff, Wales. The WNO Tristan revival of a 20-year-old production had it’s first performance Saturday May 19th. Intermezzo reports that Heppner suffered a small vocal flaw in Act II and tired (who wouldn’t) in Act III but otherwise performed splendidly. This bodes well for his upcoming Tristan und Isolde in Houston, opposite the incandescent Nina Stemme as Isolde.

You can read more on the Intermezzo Blog

For more information on the production:

This is the cast:

Cast includes
Ben Heppner
Isolde Ann Petersen
Brangaene Susan Bickley
Kurwenal Phillip Joll
King Marke Matthew Best
Melot Simon Thorpe

Sung in German with surtitles in English and Welsh

production photo courtesy of Welsh National Opera