On this month’s live stream via The Opera Platform, audiences will get a chance to relish a rare work from a theater that doesn’t get as much coverage as it deserves.
On April 28, the Welsh National Opera will showcase a performance of Martin’s “Le Vin Herbé,” an adaptation of the Tristan and Isolde legend. In fact, the work is a reinterpretation of Wagner’s famous masterpiece, the lovers moved by sweet compassion.
Caitlin Hulcup plays Isolde while Tom Randle plays her lover Tristan. Howard Kirk plays King Marke and Rosie Hay plays Brangäne.
James Southall conducts a production directed by Polly Graham.
The transmission will start at 1 p.m. EDT and will be available for reviewing up until Oct. 27, 2017, for subscribers. The transmission will include subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
The Opera Platform is a partnership between Opera Europa, representing 155 opera companies and festivals, the cultural broadcasting channel ARTE and 15 select theaters from across Europe. The organization gets support from EC’s Creative Europe program and by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Via the platform, audiences get a shot at seeing a new opera each month from one of the participating houses.