Elisabeth CAMILLA NYLUND Venus WALTRAUD MEIER Tannhäuser ROBERT GAMBILL Landgraf STEPHEN MILLING Wolfram von Eschenbach ROMAN TREKEL
PHILHARMONIA CHOR WIEN DEUTSCHES SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER BERLIN
Conducted by PHILIPPE JORDAN Directed by NIKOLAUS LEHNHOFF Set Design by RAIMUND BAUER Costumes by ANDREA SCHMIDT-FUTTERER
After Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s great success with Parsifal, Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde this is his highly acclaimed Tannhäuser coproduced with De Nederlandse Opera and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s production is based on the Paris version by Richard Wagner with an extended Venusberg scene and a ballet very surprisingly choreographed by Amir Hosseinpour and Jonathan Lunn. The minimalist staging and Raimund Bauer’s ingenious sets make this a Tannhäuser for our time. The cast as always with Lehnhoff has nothing to match these days. An extra feature entitled “Tannhäuser – The Revolutionary” includes interviews with stage director, conductor and cast as well as backstage material.
„The Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin outdid itself under Philippe Jordan [...] Camilla Nylund excelled as the chaste Elisabeth, and Ms. Meier, a musician with deep reserves of force and a gift for madness, was the perfect Venus.“ New York Times
„Baden-Baden successfully attacks Bayreuth with Tannhäuser ... a noble feast of voices...” FAZ