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Saturday, August 10, 2019 Permalink

At The Opera, Wagner: Tannhauser, August 10, 2019

  

Tannhäuser is an 1845 opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on two German legends: Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the Wartburg Song Contest. The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner's mature work.

Wagner made a number of revisions of the opera throughout his life and was still unsatisfied with its format when he died. The most significant revision was made for the opera's premiere in Paris in 1861; the production there was however a failure, partly for political reasons.

The opera remains a staple of major opera house repertoire in the 21st century.

Cast:

Tannhauser – Wolfgang Windgassen

Wolfram – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Elisabeth – Victoria de Los Angeles

Venus – Grace Bumbry

Bayreuth Opera House

Wolfgang Sawallisch – conductor

Opera D’Oro – Live 1961

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:12 p.m.
Richard Wagner: Tannhauser BUY Bayreuth Festival Opera House
11:00 p.m.
11:24 p.m.
Verdi: Ma Dall'arido Stelo Divulsa BUY from Un ballo in maschera; composed by Verdi
11:37 p.m.
Verdi: Aida, opera: Morrir, si pura e bella BUY from Aida; composed by Verdi
11:48 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:52 p.m.
Puccini: Le villi, opera: La Tregenda BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Puccini
Naxos 8550240


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