Posted July 25, 2015

Posted July 25, 2015

Thank you to Stefan Lazer who sent some still photos from the new production of Tristan und Isolde which opened the 2015 Bayreuther Festspiele.

The cast featured Evelyn Herlitzius as Isolde; Stephen Gould as Tristan; Crista Mayer as Brangane; Iain Paterson as Kurvenal and Georg Zeppenfeld as Konig Marke; Christian Thielemann led the Orchestra.

This was the 2nd Bayreuth production for Katharina Wagner. Her  regie team included Frank Philip Schlossman, Mattias Lippert and Thomas Kaiser and to the surprise of many, Frau Wagner was met with applause when she and her team took their bows after the performance. The reaction of the audience was positive with a few of boos when Evelyn Herlitzius took her final bows. Lauded by many for her recent performances of Elektra, Isolde may prove to be a more challenging role for Herlitzius’ vocal resources.

Above is a scene with Georg Zeppenfeld (Marke) in the fedora and Stephen Gould (Tristan) blindfolded, presumably at the end of Act II

Also attached below are 3 additional file photos courtesy of the Bayreuther Festspiele