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Wagner: Tannhauser / Weigle, Seiffert, Schnitzer, Uria-Monzon [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

From the Gran Teatre del Liceu - one of the great Wagner singers of our time in the lead role, Peter Seiffert is a nimble, youthful-voiced Tannhäuser He plays alongside Petra Maria Schnitzer as Elisabeth. As the goddess of love, Elisabeth's counterpart Venus is portrayed by the stunning Béatrice Uria-Monzon. Sebastian Weigle, the Liceu's principal conductor, gives a performance that the Spanish daily ABC wrote is "full of vitality and visibly inspired." "heldentenor Peter Seiffert ruled the stage as the troubled artist. His duet with Elizabeth and his Rome narration were emotionally potent." --Opera News

BBC Music Magazine
Peter Seiffert sings powerfully and expressively as Tannhauser, and Petra Maria a bit too powerfully as Elisabeth. The orchestra, under Sebastian Weigle, gives a strong account of the score.

Gramophone Magazine
The central dilemma...is obliquely translated into the modern art world...Yes it's Sunday in the Park with Tannhauser...Musically, the primary drawing card is Peter Seiffert, not the most camera-friendly Tannhauser but among the most vocally compelling...there are so many moments where he not only triumphs over the vocal difficulties but does so with gratifying richness of tone and meaningful text projection.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 201 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Korean


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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
  • Performers: Markus Eiche (Tenor); Günther Groissböck; Vicente Ombuena (Tenor); Petra Schnitzer (Soprano); Peter Seiffert (Tenor); Johann Tilli (Bass); Francisco Vas (Tenor); Lauri Vasar (Bass)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865