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Tannhäuser
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Tannhäuser

The Christian Spirit Season would not be complete without a performance of this uniquely poetic work addressing the subject of sin and redemption, in which the world-renowned German Wagnerian tenor Peter Seiffert will sing the title role on the stage of the Erkel Theatre.

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Richard Wagner
Tannhäuser
Concert performance in three acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles

“Scandal at the singing contest” – this might be one way to summarise the plot of Wagner’s early Romantic opera, which unfolds around the theme of love in both the earthly world of 13th-century knights and the divine realm of Venus and her nymphs. The sudden shifts, contradictory moods and innovative use of interdependent motifs that can be heard in Tannhäuser, as well as the exploitation of the possibilities of the orchestra, point powerfully in the direction of the composer’s mature music dramas.
The Christian Spirit Season would not be complete without a performance of this uniquely poetic work addressing the subject of sin and redemption, in which the world-renowned German Wagnerian tenor Peter Seiffert will sing the title role on the stage of the Erkel Theatre.


General cast
Hermann, Landgraf von Thüringen...... Péter Fried
Elisabeth.............................................. Tünde Szabóki
Tannhäuser.......................................... N.N.
Wolfram von Eschenbach.................... Michele Kalmandy
Walther von der Vogelweide................ Tibor Szappanos
Biterolf.................................................. Tamás Szüle
Heinrich der Schreiber......................... Gergely Ujvári
Reinmar von Zweter............................. Ferenc Cserhalmi
Venus................................................... N.N.
Ein junger Hirt...................................... Ildikó Megyimórecz

Credits
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Hungarian subtitles: Zsuzsa Klausz
English subtitles: Arthur Roger Crane
Director: Miklós Szinetár
Costume designer: Sándor Kecskeméti
Costume designer: Judit Schäffer
Choreographer: Marianna Venekei
Choir Master: Gábor Csiki
Leader of Children's Choir: Nikolett Hajzer
Photo by Rákossy Péter

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