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‘The dream of love’ – Kazushi Ono talks about Tristan und Isolde

As he conducts Tristan und Isolde at New National Theatre Tokyo, Kazushi Ono has given an interview to Japan Forward, talking about his conception of the work and his hopes for the future

Kazushi Ono Conducts Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (courtesy New National Theatre, Tokyo)

‘What gets in the way and complicates things is the wall of sound of society in the real world. But dreams allow us a glimpse of the eternal within our own finite lives. That is what Tristan und Isolde is about: the dream of love and the death of love. Experiencing the dream of eternity through love is an inexpressible freedom transcending the word's mere concept.‘


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