A full length ballet to an original score by Sašo Kalan, including musical fragments from the opera by Richard Wagner Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde

  • Slovenian NoveltyI
  • Premiere 30 October 2014
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The story about Tristan and Isolde is believed to be the pivotal motive power of the poetic traditions ever since the Medieval Europe. The motif of their romantic and tragic love has lived to see many versions as well as inspired numerous artists in the broadest spectrum of their activity – from dramatics, poetry, literature and music all over to fine arts in the widest sense of the word. The topic treated by the ballet performance, conceived as a comprehensive work of art, will be based on the idea of love and the thesis of immortality, brought to the human existence by art. The world on the other side is a glass palace, full of blooming flowers and – simultaneously - the ultimate goal of realisation in the afterlife - a place, where the lovers’ souls meet in the eternity. The ballet conceived to the original music by the Slovenian contemporary composer Sašo Kalan (1974) with the musical fragments from Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, and recorded specially for this performance by the Orchestra SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana, will be choreographed by Dan Datcu.