My Tristan und Isolde follows every move in Lehnhoff’s staging | Letter

Daniel Dooner on his semi-staging of the Wagner opera at Glydebourne closely following Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s production

In his review of my semi-staging of Tristan und Isolde at Glyndebourne (16 August), Martin Kettle erroneously states that “vanishingly little” of the Nikolaus Lehnhoff production was on view in the show. I invite Mr Kettle to sit down with me and watch recordings of the semi-staging and the Lehnhoff original simultaneously. Every move, head-turn, look, intention, expression and subtextual reference in Lehnhoff’s highly detailed regie is there, as is the lighting and all seven of the original props. What isn’t there is simply the set and the costumes.
Daniel Dooner
Faversham, Kent

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