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Tannhäuser - Richard Wagner

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Great Romantic Opera in Three Elevations by Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was Royal Hofkapellmeister in Dresden when he wrote his Romantic opera “Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg” in 1845. The focus is on the singer Tannhäuser, who seeks pleasure and sensuality in the goddess of love Venus, and yet soon longs to return to the world of mankind. But as soon as he has broken with Venus, he is no longer able to integrate himself into the society of humans. When he sings the unrestrained lust in a singing contest for love, it comes to an outcry. Tell Tannhäuser to repent in Rome. Director Peter Konwitschny has staged Richard Wagner’s opera as a sensual-comedy teaching piece about inadequacy, romantic longing, desire and lost utopias.

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