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'Tristan und Isolde' encore on Sunday

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Nina Stemme as Isolde (left) and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

The Met: Live in HD kicked off its 11th season on Saturday with its 100th live transmission, the Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. With a marathon running time of some five hours, Tristan und Isolde had an estimated attendance of 46,950 in North America, earning a gross of US$1.08 million. It was seen live on more than 900 screens.

An estimated additional 65,000 people saw it live on 800 screens in 37 countries in Europe, 11 countries in Latin America, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Morocco and , of course, Jamaica. An encore performance will be shown at the Palace Cineplex on Sunday, October 16, starting 11:30 am.




Delayed showings throughout Asia, Australia, Madagascar, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as encore performances in North America and Europe, are expected to boost worldwide attendance of Tristan und Isolde to more than 150,000. The encore screenings in Canada are on November 12, 14, and 16.

Tristan und Isolde was conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and stars Stuart Skelton and Nina Stemme in the title roles. The opera also featured Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangane, Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal and Rene Pape as King Marke. It was directed by Mariusz Trelinski.

The live transmission, hosted by Deborah Voigt, was directed for cinema by Gary Halvorson.

Tristan und Isolde was the first of 10 live transmissions to be shown this season. The next transmission will be Mozart's Don Giovanni, with Simon Keenlyside in the title role, on Saturday, October 22, at Carib 5. Tickets are available at the box office or online at with a Palace Card, or any major credit card.