Vivid contract starlet Savanna Samson will be a guest commentator on "The Tristan Mysteries," a radio series on the Wagner opera "Tristan und Isolde" on WNYC 93.9 FM in New York on May 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The interview will also be streamed live at www.wnyc.org.
The title of Samson's segment is "The Sexual Mystery: What Can You Hear in the Music?" The radio series coincides with the Lincoln Center production of the opera, opening May 2. Other participants in the WNYC series include playwright Terrance McNally, anthropologist Helen Fisher, choreographer Mark Morris and video artist Bill Viola, who created the Tristan Project.
"I love opera and enjoy going to the Met whenever my schedule permits," said Samson. "I think I'm in a unique position to discuss the sensual aspects of the 'Tristan and Isolde' characters and of opera in general."
According to WNYC "The Tristan Mysteries" is a "weeklong multi-media immersion into Wagner's timeless opera, which permanently altered the terrain of Western culture. The series will offer opera buffs and novices alike an unprecedented, multi-platform opportunity to immerse themselves in all-things-Tristan through radio broadcasts to be broadcast April 28 through May 4 during the acclaimed 'Evening Music' program."
Samson, who began her career as a ballerina, is an opera aficionado and life-long Wagner fan. The multi-talented starlet also started her own wine company and recently signed a recording contract with Koch Records; her first album is slated for release in September.