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Julian Joseph's Tristan and Isolde

Witness romance and tragedy collide in Julian Joseph’s modern-day reworking of the ancient legend of Tristan and Isolde.

This oratorio for today draws inspiration from the worlds of jazz and classical music creating a contemporary setting for this heart-breaking tale.

This new libretto sets the historic tale in modern day London, exploring themes such as identity, discovery and multiculturalism.

In this world premiere and concert performance, composer and pianist Joseph brings together his own choice of singers, including Carleen Anderson, Ken Papenfus, Christine Tobin and Cleveland Watkiss, and jazz soloists to collaborate on this significant new work with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers.


BBC Concert Orchestra
Clark Rundell conductor
Carleen Anderson singer
Ken Papenfus singer
Christine Tobin singer
Cleveland Watkiss singer
Julian Joseph Trio
Members of the Julian Joseph All Star Big Band
BBC Singers


Julian Joseph: Tristan and Isolde (World premiere)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£12, £18, £25


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Age recommendation
Not suitable for under-12s