TRISTAN + ISOLDE


Ballet in two acts.  
Perhaps the most challenging production I have faced in my career so far… For my second, thrilling collaboration with David Dawson I created an orchestral score (performed live by Staatskapelle Dresden) for the old myth of Tristan and Isolde. Writing music for narrative ballet is like writing music for film: the dramaturgy provides certain musical structure, different scenes and themes evoked specific atmospheres and emotional landscapes, translated into music.



Choreography, Concept, Libretto & Staging: David Dawson
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Set Design: Eno Henze
Costume Design: Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design: Bert Dalhuijsen
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern
Conductors: Paul Connelly / Benjamin Pope
Semperoper Dresden, 2015