Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra to Live Stream ‘Tristan und Isolde’

By David Salazar

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is set to live stream the Sept. 8 performance of the second Act of “Tristan und Isolde.”

The performance, which is led by conductor Susanna Mälkki, stars Stuart Skelton and Lise Lindstrom in the title roles. They are joined by Jenny Carlstedy as Brangäne, Markus Nieminen as Kurwenal, Brindley Sherrat as King Marke, and Roland Liiv as Melot.

Both Skelton and Lindstrom are renowned Wagner interpreters. Following the two performances of this “Tristan” in Helsinki, Lindstrom is headed to Dresden for a production of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” where she will appear as Brünnhilde. She will also take on the “Ring” at Opera Australia in Decembera and with the Dallas Symphony in 2023-24.

Skelton is set to take on several Wagner operas with such organizations as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.

The program, which will also be performed on Sept. 7, 2022, opens with Strauss’ “Metamorphoses.” The performance can be streamed straight off the Helsinki Philharmonic’s official website.