Tristan and Isolde A part of the series La Scala & Friends. Composer: Richard Wagner Conductor: Daniel Barenboim Director: Patrice Chéreau Total Program: 4 hours, 38 minutes with two 10 minute intermissions Cast: Tristan: Ian Storey Isolde: Waltraud Meier Kurwenal: Gerd Grokowski Brangäne: Michelle De Young King Marke: Matti Salminen Melot: Will Hartmann Daniel Barenboim debuts as chief conductor and opens the La Scala 2007/2008 season with a new production of Tristan and Isolde. It will be directed by the controversial Patrice Chéreau, who is perhaps best known for his 1976 Ring at Bayreuth, which was greeted as a scandal and later became a rousing success. Symphony Space and Emerging Pictures are proud to bring Manhattan high definition digital screenings of operas recorded live at La Scala and two other renowned Italian opera houses. Symphony Space is the EXCLUSIVE Manhattan venue for these screenings, which offer you all the glitter and glory of Italian opera without ever having to leave New York! All films are presented with English subtitles.