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Stemme shines as Isolde in Wagner's love story

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VIENNA (AP) — Can watching two people suffer for four hours be enjoyable? The Vienna State Opera makes it happen with its new production of "Tristan and Isolde." Richard Wagner's ultimate love story of tragic passion, deceit and death often ends up as an evening of tedium, or worse, kitsch. But with thoughtful directing, some wonderful voices and staging that doesn't fight the story, the...