English National Opera - Tristan und Isolde Reviews
14 July 2020
Heidi Melton (Isolde), Stuart Skelton (Tristan)
Stephen Rooke (Melot), Chorus
Stuart Skelton (Tristan), Heidi Melton (Isolde)
Stuart Skelton (Tristan)
Heidi Melton (Isolde), Stuart Skelton (Tristan)

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Tristan und Isolde

English National Opera

No. of reviews: 21

A la ENO no le gana nadie en inteligencia
13 Jul 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
On the rocks
21 Jun 16 / The Critics' Circle
English National Opera’s bold new staging of Tristan And Isolde may also be viewed as an art installation
19 Jun 16 / Express
Anish Kapoor ditches sculpture for opera
18 Jun 16 / Londonist
Edward Gardner’s conducting picks its way through the directorial minefield with impressive sureness and sympathy
17 Jun 16 / Classical Source
Stuart Skelton earns top laurels as Wagner's tortured hero
17 Jun 16 / Limelight
Stuart Skelton has given a world class Tristan in English National Opera’s new Tristan and Isolde
16 Jun 16 / The Jewish Chronicle
ENO’s Tristan falls short of greatness
16 Jun 16 / Oxford Student
Anish Kapoor’s bold designs and lighting triumph
15 Jun 16 / Independent
'Tristan und Isolde,' from an unsettled English National Opera
15 Jun 16 / New York Times
The main stage designs by Anish Kapoor are boldly effective
15 Jun 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
All in all, this is a Tristan that deserves to be seen, still more to be heard
14 Jun 16 / Boulezian
Daniel Kramer’s Tristan and Isolde for ENO lacks quality and coherence despite a promising start
13 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
The most worrying aspect of the production has to be how few ideas Kramer brought to the table as director
12 Jun 16 / Opera Britannia
A fascinating, vexing riot of ideas
12 Jun 16 / The Observer
Brave and bold show is exactly what ENO needs
11 Jun 16 / Evening Standard
Heroic tenor Stuart Skelton pulls focus in ambitious, hit-and-miss Wagner
11 Jun 16 / The Arts Desk
Anish Kapoor has not been madly inspired
11 Jun 16 / Telegraph
Musically fine but a confused and illogical staging
11 Jun 16 / The Guardian
English National Opera's new artistic director scales one of the repertoire's greatest peaks
11 Jun 16 / What's on Stage
Transfigured night
11 Jun 16 / Bachtrack
Can the notion of 'complete art work' save ENO, and opera itself?
Exploring how Richard Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde could potentially pave the way forward for ENO.
'He was antisemitic and I'm Jewish. Who cares?'
As his set designs for ENO’s Tristan and Isolde are unveiled, Anish Kapoor talks about the flak they’ve caused him, his new record-breaking slide – and how he got his own back on the Frenchman who sued him.
Rehearsal excerpt from ENO's new Tristan and Isolde
Stuart Skelton and Heidi Melton perform the love duet from Tristan and Isolde.
Production details
Skelton, Melton, Rose, Colclough, Rooke, Cargill, Van Hulle, Sheehan, Webb
(c) Gardner (d) Kramer
Performance dates
9, 15, 19(m), 22, 26(m), 29 June, 2(m), 9(m) July 2016
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