Tristan & Iseult

Premiere at the Kölner Fest für Alte Musik 2018

Tristan & Iseult – About Love and Treason

actor – Thomas Höft
soprano, harp – Miriam Andersén
baritone – Raitis Grigalis
fiddle – Susanne Ansorg
flute and concept – Lucia Mense

By the magic of a Love potion the knight Tristan and princess Isolde fall deeply in love. The drama, based on the folie of war and violence, ends with the death of both lovers. This popular story is frequently set to music – obviously the most famous version is the opera by Richard Wagner. Lucia Mense has taken the original epos by Gottfried von Straßburg as starting point and focus of her performance: supplemented and commented by contemporary medieval music from numerous sources – with the fascinating Miriam Andersén as Isolde.