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Wagner: Tannhauser / Mehta, Kollo, Meier, Weikl [DVD]

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

David Alden's production of Wagner's grand romantic opera was recorded at the National Theatre in Munich, with Bayerische Staatsoper, in September 1994. Shot over three days by leading opera director Brian Large, this recording benefits from the ideal technical conditions made possible by a closed session. Alden, one of the most iconoclastic interpreters of classical opera, stirs up the visionary, erotic, and archetypal elements in Wagner's work. The cold, forbidding aspect of the stylized and predominantly monochrome sets and costumes by Roni Toren and Buki Shiff manifests the straitjacket of tradition from which Tannhauser seeks to free himself in this powerful opera.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 195 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, Color


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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Performers: Claes Ahnsjö (Tenor); René Kollo (Tenor); Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano); Hanns Nocker (Tenor); Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Baritone); Nadine Secunde (Soprano); Bernd Weikl (Bass)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1845/1861