Then & Now 06/10: Tristan und Isolde
Opera has a way of bringing out the deepest emotions in us. Take Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. It premiered on this day, June 10, 1865 at the Munich National Theatre. It evoked an almost visceral response in Clara Schumann, who called it, “the most disgusting thing I have ever seen or heard.” Hugo Shirley of Gramophone Magazine, argues the opera changed music.