Virginia Opera to Present New Production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Posted: February 8, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Against her will, Isolde is taken to Cornwall as King Marke’s bride. While trying to poison her escort, Tristan, both mistakenly drink a love potion. Melot also wants Isolde, so he jealously attacks and fatally wounds Tristan. Isolde arrives in time to embrace her dying Tristan and, as he dies, she in turn dies of a broken heart.

Sometimes called the Romeo and Juliet of opera, Richard Wagner’s retelling of the legend of Tristan und Isold comes to life in this new production from Virginia Opera. The opera will be presented in the Center for the Arts on Friday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 13.

The cast includes Thomas Rolf Truhitte as Tristan, Marjorie Elinor Dix in the role of Isolde, Charles Robert Austin as King Marke, and Michael Dailey as Melot.

Preperformance discussions begin 45 minutes prior to both performances on the Hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $84, $68, and $44. Charge by phone at 703-218-6500 or visit

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