Facebook @brumhippodrome Flickr feed View our YouTube channel Follow our Blog Podcasts Instagram

Media Centre > What's On > Welsh National Opera - Tristan and Isolde


Tristan and Isolde

Cast includes Ben Heppner as Tristan, Ann Petersen as Isolde, Susan Bickley as Brangaene, Phillip Joll as Kurwenal, Matthew Best as King Marke and Simon Thorpe as Melot
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Director & Designer Yannis Kokkos
An all-consuming passion
Tristan and Isolde are enemies. Tristan, nephew of the Cornish King Marke, killed the Irish princess’ betrothed. Now Tristan must take Isolde to Cornwall to marry Marke against her will. Beneath the surface of their relationship lies an attraction of fearsome power. When they unwittingly drink a love potion, a torrent of passion is unleashed.
A passion so strong that it will soon destroy not just themselves but those around them. Tristan and Isolde is the operatic equivalent of a tidal wave. It is one of the most powerful experiences the art form has to offer. Wagner’s music is of such potency that audiences will find it hard to resist. Yannis Kokkos’ production clearly communicates the themes at the heart of the opera. Following his triumphant interpretation of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger, Lothar Koenigs will conduct Tristan and Isolde for the first time. Danish soprano Ann Petersen makes her UK debut in the title role of Isolde, with celebrated Canadian tenor Ben Heppner as Tristan.
Sung in German with surtitles in English
Co-production with Scottish Opera

Call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 for more info on:

FREE Pre-performance talk at 3.30pm
Supper breaks: Pre-booked dining options are available for the second interval of Tristan and Isolde. To receive information on these options please advise Ticket Sales at time of booking - CLICK ON THE EAT & DRINK TAB for more info.

Sat 16 Jun, 5pm


Tristan and Isolde Interval Supper
A delightful way to take your evening meal, served in Interval 2 (50 minutes) at approx 7.50pm in one of our Hospitality Rooms.

Salmon mousse, rosemary roast chicken, prosciutto, potato & chive salad, tomato & basil salad and seasonal leaves followed by...
Eton Mess – Champagne soaked strawberries, meringue and cream washed down with...
A glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
£27 per head
(Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available)

To book call 0844 338 9000

Dining at Circle


The perfect place to start your evening at the theatre. Our stylish Circle Restaurant, located just a short walk from your seats, offers a relaxing dining experience with tempting, modern menus and an extensive wine list. 

Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is a casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service

Indulge yourself with our mouthwatering canapés and champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. To book call 0844 338 9000. Click above for more info and a sample canapé selection.

Quick Bites at Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Click above for more info.

Theatre Packages
Whether it’s VIP treatment, Romance or a ‘Night Out with the Girls ‘, we’ve just the package for you. Treat your family, friends or loved ones to something special, our 3 packages are designed to make your visit to the Hippodrome extra special and are ideal to celebrate special occasions.
Click above for more details and contact details.


Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.

Sat 16 June


No comments have been submitted.

Submit A Review

Your Name
Email Address
To continue enter the numbers below and press submit.
All comments submitted are subject to moderation.

 We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.
Groups 10+ save £2
Groups 35+ save £4
Call our Dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!
CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings
>>Schools and Youth Groups

Parties of 10 or more pay £13 Tue - Thu performances price bands C, D & E. Every 11th seat free for teachers/organiser!

Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now

CLICK HERE for further information on School Bookings

>>Concessions for Patrons with Disabilities
£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
For sign-language interpreted performances, please mention at time of booking if you wish to be seated near the signer: lowest price applies.
CLICK HERE for more information on our Access Performances
>>Under 18s, Full-Time Students, Claimants, Over 60s & Passport To Leisure
£3 off each ticket
>>Student Standby & Passport To Leisure Standby
24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum 2 per booker.    

>>Terms and Conditions
Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Other Videos
Trocks Trailer
Trocks Trailer 10437 views
The Bodyguard Trailer
The Bodyguard Trailer 133882 views
BRB - Swan Lake
BRB - Swan Lake 215 views
Birmingham Royal BalletDanceXchangeThe Patrick CentreWelsh National Opera
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Limited
Registered Charity No. 510842
© Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Trust Ltd.