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The Visual Mystery

Part of The Tristan Mysteries on WNYC

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Friday, May 04, 2007

How do you create a stage production for a five-hour opera that's long on monologues but short on action? In the final installment of The Tristan Mysteries, Amy O'Leary gets the backstory on the latest incarnation of Wagner's opera. Also, George Preston chats with soprano Christine Brewer, who sings the role of Isolde in The Tristan Project.

Contributors to The Visual Mystery include:

  • Peter Sellars, Director, The Tristan Project
  • Bill Viola, Video Artist, The Tristan Project
  • Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum
  • Audience Members from a recent Tristan Production

Executive Producer, The Tristan Mysteries: Limor Tomer
Producer/Host, The Visual Mystery: Amy O'Leary
Producer/Host, Equal Time: George Preston
Web Producer, The Tristan Mysteries: Brad Cresswell

The Tristan Mysteries is supported, in part, by a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Visual Mystery

Airs during Evening Music at 7PM on 93.9 FM
When Wagner staged his own operas, he always wanted special effects—in fact, he had an entire theater built around the latest advances in 19th century stage technology. We take an extended look at a 21st century multimedia incarnation of Wagner's ...

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Web Exclusive: Peter Sellars

Listen to the extended version of our interview with Peter Sellars, director of The Tristan Project. Part of The Tristan Mysteries on WNYC.

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Web Exclusive: Bill Viola

Listen to the extended version of our interview with Bill Viola, video artist for The Tristan Project. Part of The Tristan Mysteries on WNYC.

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Equal Time

The role of Tristan makes incredible physical demands on the tenor—but Isolde isn't exactly a walk in the park, either. George Preston chats with soprano Christine Brewer about her own Wagnerian journey, her mentor Birgit Nilsson, and her appearances as Isolde in The Tristan Project.

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