Tristan (Robert Gambill) and Isolde (Nina Stemme) © Mike Hoban

Tristan and Isolde

Richard Wagner
Directed by Nikolaus Lehnhoff

This 2007 revival of Nikolaus Lehnhoff's gripping production stars "the Isolde of our time", Nina Stemme, as the legendary ill-fated romantic heroine.

Wagner’s poetic and musical realisation of this familiar tale has been hailed as a landmark moment in the development of Western classical music.

Sung in German with English subtitles.

Production duration: 4 hrs

Cast & creative team


  • Isolde
    Nina Stemme
  • Brangäne
    Katarina Karnéus
  • Kurwenal
    Bo Skovhus
  • Tristan
    Robert Gambill
  • Melot
    Stephen Gadd
  • King Marke
    René Pape
  • Young Sailor/Shepherd
    Timothy Robinson
  • Steersman
    Richard Mosley-Evans
  • Orchestra
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chorus
    The Glyndebourne Chorus


  • Jiří Bělohlávek
  • Nikolaus Lehnhoff
  • Roland Aeschlimann
    Set Designer
  • Andrea Schmidt-Futterer
    Costume Designer
  • Robin Carter
    Lighting Designer