Odeon opera treat

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OPERA fans have another treat tonight when Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde by the revered Bayreuth Festival Opera, is screened at the Blackpool Odeon at 6pm.

The screening is part of the Opus Arte cinema season.

Recorded live at the spiritual home of Wagner’s work, Christoph Marthaler’s landmark production which opened the 2009 Bayreuth Festival brings together the American tenor Robert Dean Smith with Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin.

The renowned Wagner conductor Peter Schneider conducts the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus in a captivating performance.

The tragic tale of unrequited love, passion, betrayal and tragedy is one of Wagner’s most intense and poignant works, and this performance has been tipped to remain a collectors’ benchmark for years to come.