Opera

Tannhäuser

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
Su, 26.05.2019
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 21:00
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster

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

Cast

Conductor Patrick Lange
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Rolf Glittenberg
Costume Designer Marianne Glittenberg
Video Gérard Naziri
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Hermann, Landgrave of Thuringia Albert Pesendorfer
Tannhäuser Andreas Schager
Elisabeth Betsy Horne
Venus Jordanka Milkova
Wolfram von Eschenbach Benjamin Russell
Walther von der Vogelweide Aaron Cawley
Biterolf Thomas de Vries
Heinrich der Schreiber Ralf Rachbauer
Reinmar von Zweter Daniel Carison
Young Shepherd Stella An
Nymphs & Graces Viviana Defazio, Laurin Thomas, Rouven Pabst
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

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus18:00 - 22:00
Grosses Haus16:00 - 20:00
Grosses Haus17:00 - 21:00
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 21:00