Donald Runnicles brings together an international cast and the Concert Association of the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where he is General Music Director, in this concert performance of Wagner's opera Tannhäuser.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Louise Fryer.
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Act 1
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Act 2
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Act 3
Tannhäuser ..... Robert Dean Smith(tenor)
Elisabeth ..... Heidi Melton (soprano)
Venus ..... Daniela Sindram (soprano)
Landgraf ..... Ain Anger (bass)
Wolfram ..... Christoph Pohl (baritone)
Walter ..... Thomas Blondelle (tenor)
Heinrich ..... Andrew Rees (tenor)
Reimar ..... Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)
Biterolf ..... Ashley Holland (bass)
Shepherd Boy ..... Hila Fahima (soprano)
Concert Association of the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles (conductor)
Knightly minstrel Tannhäuser has been lover of the godess Venus for a year and a day when he invokes the name of the Virgin Mary and is sent back to the mortal world. There he is reunited with Elisabeth, niece of Landgraf, and a singing tournament is arranged with her hand as the prize. When Tannhäuser sings in praise of Venus he is forced to become a pilgrim and seek absolution from the Pope in Rome .....