An Isolde in a million

Christine Brewer is one of the great Wagnerian sopranos. But preserving that voice means often saying ‘no’, as she tells Edward Seckerson
[Independent, 29 August 2007]
When the BBC broadcast Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde over three evenings in 2002, the consensus was that the Isolde of Christine Brewer was the most affecting and beautifully sung in a generation or more.