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Fotogallerie für Tannhäuser       - Insgesamt 5 Fotos.

The realm of the goddess Venus, where the mortal Tannhäuser has been residing as her lover, is dedicated to passion and sensuality. Finally becoming tired of these kinds of pleasures, he yearns to return to earth. With his plea to Mary, mother of God, Venus’s world disappears and Tannhäuser finds himself once again at the foot of the Wartburg. He hears of a prize-singing contest on the subject of love. In contrast to the other competitors who sing of the purity of feeling, Tannhäuser praises the pleasure of the senses. In the resulting uproar there are calls for his death. Elisabeth, whose heart he sought to conquer, offers her protection. He is sent to Rome to seek absolution. After months, the procession of pilgrims arrives without him. Elisabeth dies before Tannhäuser wearily returns, mortified that he has not received papal forgiveness. A miracle intervenes, and Tannhäuser’s sin is purged.


Grand romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
In German language

Running time 4 hours 30 minutes

Premiere 29 Jun 1997

Next Performances / Casting

31 Oct 2013
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
10 Nov 2013
04:00 pm - 08:30 pm
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04:00 pm - 08:30 pm
21 Sep 2014
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
03 Oct 2014
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
12 Oct 2014
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
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05:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Musical Director: Constantin Trinks
Staging: Peter Konwitschny
Set Design: Hartmut Meyer
Costume Design: Ines Hertel
Choir: Pablo Assante

Casting 17 Nov 2013

Landgraf Hermann: Tilmann Rönnebeck
Tannhäuser: Scott MacAllister
Wolfram von Eschenbach: Christoph Pohl
Walther von der Vogelweide: Tom Martinsen
Biterolf: Bernd Zettisch
Heinrich der Schreiber: Timothy Oliver
Reinmar von Zweter: Tomislav Lucic
Elisabeth: Marjorie Owens
Venus: Michelle Breedt
Ein junger Hirt: Christiane Hossfeld
Erster Edelknabe: Gabriele Berke
Zweiter Edelknabe: Monika Harnisch
Dritter Edelknabe: Anke Althoff
Vierter Edelknabe: Annett Eckert

Saxon State Opera Choir
Sinfoniechor Dresden - Extrachor der Semperoper Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

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Robert Gambill (Tannhäuser), Staatsopernchor|Tannhäuser|© Matthias Creutziger

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