20 Apr 2006

Tristan und Isolde, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin


By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 20 April 2006]

What if Brangäne forgot to switch the vials? For a moment it looks as if Tristan and Isolde have quaffed poison after all. Blood pours from their mouths. This could be a surprisingly short evening.