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Saturday, January 23, 2016 Permalink

Met Opera: Tannhäuser


by Richard Wagner


History, myth, and invention come together in Tannhäuser to create a unique and powerful drama. The title character was a real 13th-century Minnesinger who inspired a legend that Wagner used as the basis for the opera. He notably added the character of Elisabeth, based on the historical Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, wife of the Landgrave of Thuringia.


Conductor: James Levine   


Tannhäuser:  Johan Botha   
Elisabeth:  Eva-Maria Westbroek   
Wolfram:  Peter Mattei   
Venus:  Michelle DeYoung



Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 4 hrs 20 min

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