Tag Archives: Tristan and Isolde

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

After attending part of yesterday afternoon’s rehearsal for the Dallas opera’s production of Tristan, I went over and watched the first two acts of the dress rehearsal for SMU’s production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, which is being given this weekend in the Bob Hope Theater on the SMU campus. From what I saw […]

Wagner’s Star-Crossed Lovers, Tristan and Isolde

by Megan Meister

By Olin Chism Sometimes episodes from Wagner’s personal life served as the creative spark for later operatic masterpieces. An early example would be a stormy voyage on the Baltic and North Seas that the composer and his first wife, Minna, took in 1839. Wagner wrote in his autobiography that this was the inspiration for The […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

As we gear up for rehearsals to begin for Tristan, it may be my last chance to muse about Sunday evening’s Golden Globe Awards before rehearsals start (and the Academy Award nominations are announced next Tuesday.) There really isn’t much correlation between the Golden Globes and the “Oscars” anyway since few, if any, members of […]

Fashion@theOpera

by Megan Meister

Abi Ferrin designer for Tristan & Isolde (click on link) Enjoy this video from First Night, Opening Night Celebration Friday, October 21st.  We take a look at how designer Abi Ferrin took on the role of designing for such an epic opera like Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde. Tickets for Tristan & Isolde  are currently on […]