Monthly Archives: September 2013

Interesting Staging of King Marke Confrontation

The production of Tristan at the Washington National Opera (Philippe Auguin conducting, Neil Armfield staging) featured an interesting interpretation of the scene in Act II in which the lovers are betrayed by Melot and discovered by King Marke. I am accustomed to Tristan and Isolde being surprised, humiliated, embarrassed, and eventually ashamed in the course […]