Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Jiří Bělohlávek) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30675 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 240 min | 39,8+38,6 Gb
Audio1: German / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3190 kbps / 24-bit
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 240 min | 11,5 Gb
Audio: German / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Glyndebourne's celebrated production of Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Tristan und Isolde is a supremely intelligent achievement; gravely beautiful, haunting and meditative, it is deeply reflective rather than visceral, fortified by Roland Aeschlimann's stunningly effective set, a womb-like space through which the protagonists move like gods. Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek mirrors Lehnhoff's approach in his sophisticated plumbing of the score's depths, with every shift in texture carefully laid bare by an inspired London Philharmonic Orchestra. Nina Stemme's Isolde and Robert Gambill's Tristan, both gloriously lyrical, are matched by superb performances from René Pape as the betrayed and vulnerable King Marke and Bo Skovhus as Kurwenal, deeply touching in his helpless devotion to Tristan. This High Definition recording of a production of uncommon intimacy reveals the opera's music and drama in a new light.