Tristan und Isolde excerpts

“O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe”, the motto of the International May Festival, remains for the shortened Special Edition at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. The two evenings, on May 21 and 31, will feature an impressive Wagner ensemble: Catherine Foster, Andreas Schager and René Pape bring a concentrated Bayreuth experience to Wiesbaden, with Margarete Joswig completing the quartet. Violinist Lidia Baich will also pay homage to Ludwig van Beethoven in his jubilee year.