Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde - Glyndebourne festival 2007 (Nina Stemme as Isolde and Robert Gambill as Tristan. Jiří Bĕlohlávek conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra).
Our upcoming conference - Love to Death: Transforming Opera - will be themed around Welsh National Opera's performances of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde (seen here) and Puccini's La boheme... www.cf.ac.uk/music/lovetodeath
Montserrat Caballe, soprano, 'Sposa son desprezzata"' from 'Bajazet' (pasticcio), Vivaldi (aria written by Geminiano Giacomelli, for his opera 'La Merope' 1734) Ms. Caballe, besides unbelievable tone, uses a full dynamic range and control especially in the trills (the last is phenomenal). Her emotionally delivery, as a 'spurned wife,' captures the depression without being depressing.