Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Performed in German, with surtitles
Libretto: by the composer
First performance: 1845 in Dresden, 1861 in Paris

Closely related to Faust, Wagner's Tannhäuser seems to carry two souls in his chest. Both courageous and rebellious, he is desperately seeking to cross a border, to make a breakthrough, while as an artist he also yearns to be accepted into Wartburg society. Which is the road to "salvation"? The pilgrimage to Rome or a return to Venusberg? Does the journey require a detour, perhaps a more rebellious approach - or should we simply be following the chosen path? For all its "Tannhäuser" conflicts, the world seems to need a miracle to let the the pilgrim's staff thrive once again.

OPENS: 19 November 2017


Conductor Patrick Lange
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Designer Marianne Glittenberg
Gérard Naziri
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Hermann, Landgrave of Thuringia Young Doo Park, Albert Pesendorfer
Tannhäuser Lance Ryan, Klaus Florian Vogt
Elisabeth Sabina Cvilak
Venus Jordanka Milkova
Wolfram von Eschenbach Benjamin Russell, Christopher Bolduc, Markus Brück
Walther von der Vogelweide Aaron Cawley
Biterolf Thomas de Vries
Heinrich der Schreiber Joel Scott
Reinmar von Zweter Alexander Knight
A young shepherd Stella An
Charlotte Dambach, Viviana Defazio, Laurin Thomas, Rouven Pabst, Nicholas Bruder
Four noble pages Eunshil Jung, Hyerim Park, Isolde Ehinger, Daniela Rücker
Chor & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden


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