Tannhäuser is one of Richard Wagner’s most controversial operas. Its origins were highly complex, as can be seen by the two versions that appeared fifteen years apart: its debut in Dresden in 1845 and its Parisian première in 1861, where it received a chilly reception from the public owing to the disapproval of French intellectual circles at that time. The opera combines two independent Nordic sagas – that of the poet Tannhäuser and of the Minstrels’ contest at the Wartburg. Compared to the more traditional Flying Dutchman it is in this opera that the composer refined his compositive style and dramaturgical skills.
Pavlo Balakin, Paul McNamara, Christoph Pohl, Cameron Becker, Alessio Cacciamani, Paolo Antognetti, Mattia Denti, Liene Kinča, Ausrine Stundyte, Chiara Cattelan, Venice Kolbe Children’s Choir Soloists, La Fenice Opera House Choir and Orchestra
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber ; Director: Calixto Bieito ; Sets: Rebecca Ringst ; Costumes: Ingo Krügler ; Lighting: Michael Bauer
Production compagny : Oxymore
Coproduction compagny : Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Mezzo, France Télévisions
Running Time : 1x190'
Production Year : 2017
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD