Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dudamel’s love of and talent for opera has been a highlight of his tenure with the LA Phil and led to his recent appointment as the Paris Opera’s Music Director. This season he brings Wagner’s towering tale of star-crossed lovers to Walt Disney Concert Hall, featuring a star cast that is headlined by tenor Michael Weinius and soprano Miina-Liisa Värelä.
While the story of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde is not short on drama, it was his musical setting that caused a revolution. Beginning with the very first notes—the famed “Tristan chord”—Wagner elicits an endless yearning that mirrors the tumultuous emotional worlds of our heroes, with an innovative harmonic approach that left an unavoidable impact on generations of composers.