Steve Sheehan's Tristan and Isolde

Cabaret • Comedy
South Australia
A cabaret version of Wagner’s grand opera that is part vaudeville, part circus and part diva.

As she puts on her make up and costume Isolde sings of her longing choosing from a variety of the world's greatest arias. In between, a magical Tristan tells jokes while accompanying himself on piano to the likes of Liszt and Satie. The cabaret is introduced by King Mark. He optimistically shares his translation of Isolde’s song – Liebestod – and a miniature white horse appears. In the epilogue he watches his betrothed on the dressing room monitor, the white horse still hanging about – annoying, wild and unopposed.

"Hilarious… tinged with an eccentric melancholy" Herald Sun

Starring Norma Knight as Isolde with Arapahoe the miniature horse trained by Jaci McEvoy

Presented by: Steve Sheehan