Friday 21 October 2022

The first time an act of Tristan und Isolde has been presented in the Highlands - the Mahler Players & Tomas Leakey

The Mahler Players - Tristan und Isolde

The Mahler Players, a chamber orchestra composed of professional musicians living in the Highlands, is planning to bring Wagner's Tristan und Isolde to the Scottish Highlands. The orchestra's music director and founder, Tomas Leakey will conduct the complete Act 2 of Tristan und Isolde, the Preludes to Act 1 and 3, and the Liebestod with soloists including Peter Wedd and Lee Bisset in the title roles, John Tomlinson as King Marke, Alwyn Mellor as Brangane. 

The performances take place at Inverness Cathedral (3/12/2022) and Strathpeffer Pavilion (4/12/2022), and the orchestra will be playing a specially commissioned chamber arrangement by composers Matthew King, and Peter Longworth.

Tomas Leakey founded the Mahler Players in 2013 to foster high quality performance opportunities for the existing community of dedicated musicians who live in the area. The past few years have seen the orchestra focus on the work of Wagner, and this performance will be the first time that an act from Tristan und Isolde is performed in the Highlands. 

Full details from the orchestra's website.

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