Claude Heater Foundation presented Tristan und Isolde Concert Version on August 26, 2018, for the first time as Company's inaugural event.
With only 1 Orchestra rehearsal, all soloists debuting the role on the stage for the first time including Conductor.
Tristan und Isolde, August 26, 2018, at San Francisco Performing Art Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Conductor - Jonathan Khuner
Tristan - Roy Cornelius Smith
Isolde - Juyeon Song
Brangäne - Tamara Gallo
Kurwenal - Geoffry Di Giorgio
Melot, Young Sailor -Alex Boyer
King mark Philip Skinner
Rick Bogart Ching Chang Michael Mendelssohn Khris Sanchez Peter Tedeschi, Michael Grammer Richard Mix, J.T. Williams
(with Philip Skinner and Alex Boyer)
Natasha Makhijani (concertmistress) Vivian Warkentin Dan Flanagan Julie Kim Brian Lee Michael Grossman Jory Fankuchen Gabrielle Wunsch Ilana Thomas Matthew Vincent
Hrabba Atladdottir Rochelle Nguyen Candy Sanderson Cybele D’ambrosio Josie Fath Baker Peeples Katie Button Valerie Tisdel
Tiantian Lan Betsy London Meg Titchener Ilana Matfis Stephanie Ng
Eric Sung Leighton Fong Beth Vandervennet Michael Graham Miriam Perkoff
BASSPat McCarthy Michel Taddei Alden Cohen
FLUTE Tod Brody Jenny Hunt Amy Likar
PICCOLO Amy Likar
OBOE Robin May Denis Harper
ENGLISH HORN Laura Reynolds
CLARINET Bill Kalinkos Art Austin
BASS CLARIENT Peter Josheff
Jarratt Rossini Marko Bajzer Shawn Jones
FRENCH HORN Meredith Brown Alicia Telford Katie Dennis Alex Camphouse
TRUMPET Bill Harvey Lenny Ott John Freeman
TROMBONE Bruce Chrisp Tom Hornig Kurt Patzner
TUBA Scott Choate
TIMPANI Kevin Neuhoff
PERCUSSION Tim Dent
HARP Meredith Clark
“Done with vigor, sensitivity and vocal stamina. With conductor Jonathan Khuner leading a vivid rendition, and soprano Juyeon Song and tenor Roy Cornelius Smith blazing forth in the title roles, this was an entirely unexpected delight. There was no denying the integrity and power of this Tristan.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chroniclehttps://datebook.sfchronicl...
“A wonderful event. The Claude Heater Foundation has made a promising, daring, welcome entrance.” – Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voicehttps://www.sfcv.org/review...
Best of the year 2018 in Classical Music “One of the great musical surprises of the year was a concert performance of Wagner’s masterpiece of forbidden love, given Aug. 26 in Herbst Theatre. This is a piece that can challenge even established opera companies, and to hear it done this well by representatives of the Claude Heater Foundation – with soprano Juyeon Song and tenor Roy Cornelius Smith in the title roles led by conductor Jonathan Khuner – defied reasonable expectations.” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chroniclehttps://datebook.sfchronicl...