Polish director stages Wagner opera in Beijing
PR dla Zagranicy
Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” premiered in Beijing on Wednesday in a production by Mariusz Trelinski, the Polish National Opera's Artistic Director.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Photo: Evilbish/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
The co-production - which brought together the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Polish National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Festspielhaus in Germany's Baden-Baden - featured designs by the Polish National Opera's staff, with sets by Boris Kudlicka and costumes by Marek Adamski.
Three more performances are planned at the NCPA's 2,400-seat Opera Hall, on 25, 27 and 29 August.
Last year, Treliński directed “Tristan und Isolde” in Warsaw, Baden-Baden and New York.
At the Met, Treliński’s version of Wagner’s opera inaugurated the 2016/17 season, the first time the honour was reserved for a Polish opera director. (mk/vb)