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Tristan und Isolde (‘Tristan and Isolde’)locked

  • Barry Millington

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Handlung (drama) in three acts by Richard Wagner (see Wagner family, §1) to his own libretto; Munich, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, 10 June 1865.

The ancient Tristan legend, probably of Celtic origin, achieved its first literary form in the 12th century. The version used by Wagner as the basis for his drama was that of Gottfried von Strassburg (...

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