An international production in live with a symphonic orchestra, a band of seven musicians, three actors-singers, one actor, twelve talented Irish dancers, eight knights, and, as Tristan and Isolde, two wonderful Russian soloist dancers: Maria Mysheva and Denis Dmitriev; and two bewitching voices : the young Celtic soprano Siobhan Owen and the charismatic Roberto Tiranti.
The sumptuous light design is by Roque Segovia. He is the light designer of the 'Magical Nights' for the Interceltic Festival in Lorient, for all the Excalibur shows in Germany and the rock opera "Anne of Brittany" at the Castle of Dukes of Brittany as well.
Classical and modern dances are choreographed by Nikolaï Androsov to whom we owe Cyrano de Bergerac, Casanova and many major international shows. He also worked several times with the Bolshoï, Marinskii and many international stars such as Maya Plissetskaya, Patrick Dupont, Marie-Claude Pietragalla...
Irish dancers are choreographed by Ciaran Devlin who has been for many years the lead dancer of 'Lord of the Dance'. He choreographs for various companies all over the world, and is known for pushing the boundaries with his creations.
The show is directed by Alan Simon, who performs on stage the role of King Marc'h , King of Cornwall and adoptive father of Tristan. He thus gives the line to the famous founder of the French band named Ange, Christian Décamps who plays King Donnegahn, King of Ireland, father of the beautiful Isolde, and worst enemy of King Marc’h. To this fine duo is added a third accomplice, Sir Laurent Tixier, comedian, master of arms - founder of the ‘Ancient fencing’ conservatory - and also a remarkable Renaissance musician. He plays the spoilsport by being the felon baron; a low-rate plotter and a pitiful but colorful messenger for the two kings.
After defeating the monstrous Morholt (gigantic warrior who ravaged the country of Cornwall), the young Tristan, coming from Brittany, is proclaimed champion of the kingdom by King Marc'h who quickly considers him as the son he never had. But deadly injured during the fight, Tristan secretly leaves Cornwall to die far from King Marc'h whom he loves so much...
Tristan is discovered half-dead on the shores of the green island by the beautiful Isolde, daughter of Donnegahn, king of Ireland and worst enemy of King Marc'h.
Incantations, spells and charms from the beautiful girl resurrect the champion of Cornwall. Tristan and Isolde become one. Far from the world, they enjoy an absolute love. But the romance will be short lived. King Donnegahn’s warriors keep a watch on the Irish coasts. Sick at heart, Isolde sends Tristan back to Wales.
Back to King Marc'h’s court, Tristan is celebrated as the hero who defeated death. During the festivities, the king – widower for years – announces the end of the fratricidal war that lasted for years between Cornwall and Ireland. And to seal the reconciliation between the two countries he will marry with Isolde, King Donnegahn’s daughter.
To fetch his future wife from Ireland, King Marc'h sends the only man he trusts: Tristan, his adoptive son, his champion and his friend…This so beloved son who, more than ever, doesn't dare to reveal his love for Isolde.
Thus begins at Tintagel Castle the legendary triangle where love and lies are of every moment...
Dance exults the passion; music transcends the tragedy so that the viewer is totally immersed in the very core of the most famous love story.