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19 November 1998, Bern, Switzerland, Casino Großes Saal, Berner Symphonie-Orchester, Dmitrij Kitajenko
Tristan - Wolfgang Müller-Lorenz
Isolde - Cheryl Studer
Act I Prelude - 00:05
Act II Liebesduett "O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe" - 14:07
Act III Prelude - 21:17
Isolde's Liebestod "Mild und leise wie er lächelt" - 26:58
A pity they didn’t start the Liebesnacht with "Isolde! Geliebte!” and then on to "Lausch, Geliebter!" Aber so war es eben. But the Liebesnacht and Liebestod are so gorgeously sung and not just that but also with that elusive inner glow.
Studer sang three complete performances of Isolde in concert in March 2004 in Münster, Germany [Cheryl Studer, Isolde; Wolfgang Schmidt, Tristan; Jan-Hendrik Rootering, König Marke; Heike Grötzinger, Brangäne; Stefan Adam, Kurwenal; Chor der Städtischen Bühnen Münster; Symphonieorchester der Stadt Münster; Will Humburg, Dirigent]. Would that someone taped at least one! She had also sung another series of Isoldes, also in concert, a year or two earlier somewhere in Germany or France (but can’t recall exactly where).