Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Trelinski (the director responsible for the recent double bill of 'Iolanta' and 'Bluebeard’s Castle’) and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians. Nina Stemme stars as the proud Irish princess held in captivity by the Tristan of acclaimed tenor Stuart Skelton. Ekaterina Gubanova is Brangane, and Rene Pape sings King Marke, with Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met. The Met’s groundbreaking series launched in 2006 and quickly established the company as the world’s leading alternative cinema content provider. More than 19 million tickets have been sold since the series’ inception, and the series currently reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.