19th century opera “Tristan en Isolde” sounds for the first time as Wagner intended thanks to new trumpet, built in Temse

Why, a new instrument for a 19th century opera? That’s right. It is about “Tristan and Isolde”, one of Wagner’s most famous operas with a beautiful prelude and the famous aria “Liebestod”. Good for hours of opera pleasure.

At the end of the opera there is a meaningful piece of music: a trumpeter announces Isolde’s ship, which is to heal the mortally wounded Tristan. “It is played by a shepherd on top of a mountain. As a positive signal: Isolde is coming, everything will be fine,” explains Serge Rigaumont from, trumpet player in the orchestra of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.