Ticket Giveaway to Bill Viola’s Tristan

March 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Artists, Los Angeles


We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the April 13th performance of Tristan at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (8pm). If you’d like a chance to win the tickets, email us or leave your name in the comments by Friday, March 16th. We’ll enter all the names in a hat and draw a random winner for the tickets (currently selling for $173 to $398 dollars per ticket). The tickets will be waiting for the winner at Will Call on the day of the performance.

Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Esa-Pekka Salonen teams with dynamic director Peter Sellars and celebrated video artist Bill Viola for the Tristan Project, a multi-discipline arts experience at Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed around Richard Wagner’s seminal opera, Tristan und Isolde. Presenting one semi-staged act per night along with works influenced by Tristan und Isolde, Salonen and the Philharmonic perform the complete opera twice. Each act includes video art exploring the underlying themes of the opera: betrayal, transformation, rebirth, memory, and time.

“Tristan und Isolde is a tale of a love so overwhelming and intense it transcends mortal bounds. This project represents an exciting opportunity to collaborate with fellow artists Peter Sellars and Esa-Pekka Salonen, to explore and draw fresh inspiration from both the story and the great creative work of Richard Wagner, and to re-tell this medieval myth of timeless significance and universal relevance,” Bill Viola says.

Vocal soloists for Tristan include soprano Christine Brewer as Isolde; tenor Alan Woodrow as Tristan; mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, as Brangäne; baritone Jukka Rasilainen as Kurwenal; tenor Michael Slattery as Sailor’s Voice; Men of Los Angeles Master Chorale and music director Grant Gershon.

This looks like it will be a legendary performance. Email us to enter, or leave your name in the comments by Friday, March 16 for your chance to win tickets.

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  • Megan McMillan

    All of the entries for the giveaway were emailed to us (seems like nobody wanted to take me up on the persuasive writing challenge!). We conducted a completely scientific and impartial drawing this morning. And….
    The winner is LEEBA LESSIN! Whoo-hoo! Hooray! Congratulations!