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Tristan und Isolde 
by Mark Pullinger,
25th of June 2011

"David Fielding has masterminded a triumph, where the stark reality of a detailed contemporary setting contrasts with a wildly surreal central love duet."

Opera Britannia

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The Wagnerian

"Time Turns Into Space"

"David Fielding’s production for Grange Park Opera serves the latter idea to striking effect in the second act where, during the couple’s passionate tryst, the rather shabby paint-on panelling opens up to reveal a moonlit forest, a potent symbol of angst-ridden love. Here, Tristan (Richard Berkeley-Steele) and Isolde (Alwyn Mellor) declare their devotion to the night, a force which, like the love between them, is all-consuming."

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Grange Park Opera 10 June 2011

Grange Park's director and designer, David Fielding, deserves huge credit for the bold way in which he has tackled head-on the human drama that is the very heart of Tristan und Isolde.

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Tristan und Isolde is widely acknowledged as one of the peaks of the operatic repertory. The opening phrase changed the course of operatic composition. Inspired by his adulterous affair with a silk merchant's wife, Wagner set aside the partly composed Ring cycle, to write this epic to love.

Tristan und Isolde is Grange Park Opera's first Wagnerian production, directed and designed by David Fielding and featuring projection by Dick Straker. So far it has received numerous four and five star reviews with The Telegraph noting the 'often strikingly beautiful imagery'.

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Tristan Und Isolde, Grange Park, review Wednesday 15 February 2012

By Rupert Christiansen

10:43AM BST 06 Jun 2011

David Fielding has domesticated Wagner’s most intensely romantic tragedy, yet made it strangely unfamiliar, too. Through its often strikingly beautiful imagery, manifested in wonderful sets designed by Fielding, it also develops considerable poetic resonance.