Rette dich, Tristan!

Tristan und Isolde, Prelude to Act I

Opening bars to Tristan und Isolde

The NTR ZaterdagMatinee concerts at the Concertgebouw are an intrinsic part of classical Amsterdam. Their season opened last Saturday with conductor Jaap van Zweden returning to continue his Wagner series, this time with Tristan und Isolde. He and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic triumphed, inspite of one late and one terribly late cast cancellation. Thrillingly, Jennifer Wilson was as vocally complete an Isolde as you could wish for. You can read my review for Bachtrack here. A radio broadcast of the concert is available on demand for the next three months.

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