Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Artists: G. Groissböck , P. Seiffert, M. Eiche, P. M. Schnitzer, B. Uria-Monzon
Run time: 03:21:00
This exciting modern-day adaptation of Tannhäuser, Richard Wagner’s fable of love and redemption, features one of the great Wagner singers of our time in the lead role, Peter Seiffert. Using the magnificent space of Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu in its entirety, renowned Canadian director Robert Carsen has transformed this mythic narration of medieval troubadours into a compelling and at times very amusing tale that plays out in a world of contemporary painters and art dealers. Thus, the work’s original message of
salvation takes on a new edge: it is now about artistic glory and expressing the inexpressible. “Heldentenor Peter Seiffert ruled the stage” (Opera News).