Tannhäuser

 

Wagner Tannhäuser opera to libretto by the composer. Directed 2014 by Sebastian Baumgarten at the Bayreuth Festspiele. Stars Torsten Kerl (Tannhäuser), Camilla Nylund (Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen), Michelle Breedt (Venus), Markus Eiche (Wolfram von Eschenbach), Kwangchul Youn (Landgraf Hermann), Lothar Odinius (Walther von der Vogelweide), Thomas Jesatko (Biterolf), Stefan Heibach (Heinrich der Schreiber), and Rainer Zaun (Reinmar von Zweter). Axel Kober conducts the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

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