Taking on Tristan
Taking on Tristan is a documentary that I recorded, co-produced and presented for Athena Media in 2012/13. The documentary follows the rehearsal process and staging of Wide Open Opera’s production of Wagner’s masterpiece, and delves into the composer’s own history and the political and personal events that surrounded the period of the piece’s creation. I have been a fan of the opera for a long time, and even after the fiftieth listen the overture to the third act continued to haunt me. The documentary was broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM in May 2013.