Wagner : Tannhäuser

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Tannhäuser” conducted by Daniel Barenboim, staged and choreographed by Sasha Waltz, with Peter Mattei and René Pape.

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Wagner : Tannhäuser

A brand new production of ‘’Tannhäuser’’ at the Staatsoper Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, staged and choreographed by Sasha Waltz, who has already staged Purcell and Berlioz, Dusapin, Rihm and Hosokawa. Now Sasha Waltz brings to the stage a grand romantic Wagner’s opera with a star cast of some of today best Wagnerian singers: Peter Seiffert in the title role, Réne Pape as Landgraf and Peter Mattei as Wolfram, Ann Petersen sings Elisabeth and Marina Prudenskaya is Venus.


Wagner : Tannhäuser [DVD & Blu-ray]

Opera in three acts
Dresden version including reference to Bachanals (Act 1, Scene 1) in the Paris version

Music and libretto : Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen René Pape
Tannhäuser Peter Seiffert
Wolfram von Eschenbach Peter Mattei
Venus Marina Prudenskaya
Elisabeth Ann Petersen
Walther von der Vogelweide Peter Sonn
Biterolf Tobias Schabel
Heinrich der Schreiber Jürgen Sacher
Reinmar von Zweter Jan Martiník
Ein Hirtenknabe Sónia Grané

Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim

Stage direction and choreographer : Sasha Waltz

Costumes : Bernd Skodzig
Sets : Pia Maier Schriever, Sasha Waltz
Lighting design : David Finn
Chorus master : Martin Wright
Dramaturgy : Jens Schroth, Jochen Sanding

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“A real feast of music! Where to begin, where to end with praise for this Tannhäuser at the Berlin Staatsoper in the Schillertheater? It sounds the way one has always dreamt of it but all too rarely heard it”, reported the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung with considerable enthusiasm. This was due above all to Barenboim’s musical magic: “It is with nuance and fine balance that Richard Wagner’s music now rises from the orchestra pit” (FAZ), borne aloft by brilliant singers. Peter Seiffert in particular as Tannhäuser celebrates a true “triumph”, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“Staged by choreographer Sasha Waltz on a fantastic stage by Pia Maier Schriever with a circular tunnel of light in the manner of Hieronymus Bosch, the Berlin Tannhäuser deserves to be described as “world-class”” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Technical informations

HD recording : Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Berlin | 04/2014
TV direction : Vincent Bataillon
Release date : 04 December 2015
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

: BAC122
Barcode : 3760115301221
Running time : 192 min.
Libretto : FR / ENG / GER
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, NTSC
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

Reference : BAC422
Barcode : 3760115304222
Running time : 192 min.
Booklet : FR / ENG / GER
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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