#MetHD Presents #TristanUndIsolde as a #Live #FathonEvents

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Written by Jesus Figueroa

The Metropolitan Opera Kicks off its season with a beautifully performed Richard Wagner's "Tristan Und Isolde" with an orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle.

Broadcasted in HD through Fathom Events, the Met Opera celebrates the 50th anniversary at the Lincoln Center with what is said to be one of the most difficult operas performed now.

Nina Simone takes the stage as Isolde with Stuart Skelton as her Tristan.

Both Simone and Skelton talked during one of the intermissions to express their joy in taking on such a difficult opera.

Skelton performs Tristan for the first time at the Met and for his first opening performance.

Simone captivates with such a powerful performance and talks about the energy it took to get through 3 acts and about 5 hours of performing.

The fantastic scenery combined with the stellar performances from the cast and orchestra makes the more than 5 hour long performance fly by.

Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne was brilliant and really made her role shine with her vocals. She too spoke during intermission and talked about having played Brangäne several times before and finding a new challenge in making more well rounded.

The audience was a good mixture of elderly, middle aged and children who all sat through the entire opera and cheered after every act.

Tickets are available for an encore presentation of "Tristan Und Isolde" on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. local time.

For ticket info check out FathomEvents.com.

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