Now we have considered the three “winners” in the Tristan competition, let’s turn to the also-rans, or, to be more optimistic, the runners up.
Patrice Chéreau, the humanist in provocateur’s clothing, returned to Wagner in 2007 at La Scala with Daniel Barenboim and Waltraud Meier.
“Never in my life having enjoyed the true happiness of love I shall erect a memorial to this loveliest of all dreams…”
That most profound and controversial of all operatic composers was born 200 years ago today.
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