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Wagner: Tannhauser / Andersen, Theorin, Royal Danish Opera

Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001499009  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stephen MillingIréne TheorinTina KebergStig Andersen,   ... 
Conductor:  Friedemann Layer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Opera ChorusRoyal Danish Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Continuing the success of The Copenhagen Ring, the Gramophone award-winning combination of director Kasper Bech Holten with the Royal Danish Opera stage more Wagner - a new production of the composer's passionate Tannhäuser.

Holten's Tannhäuser refines the conventional view of the opera as Tannhäuser's struggle to favor spiritual love, as embodied by Elisabeth, over carnal, as embodied by Venus. Holten's take is that Tannhäuser's is "the intense and tragic tale of a man who succumbs to his destiny, torn between love and art". It is no secret to history that Wagner was as mad for women as for music.

As in the acclaimed The Copenhagen Ring, Wagner shrine Bayreuth leads Stig Andersen as
Read more Tannhäuser and Irène Theorin as Elisabeth head the cast.

This visionary Tannhäuser, filmed by Cubus Films in high definition and with surround sound, takes the art of opera on DVD to new peaks of excellence.
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Works on This Recording

1. Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stephen Milling (Bass), Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Tina Keberg (Soprano),
Stig Andersen (Tenor), Susanne Resmark (Alto), Tommi Hakala (Baritone)
Conductor:  Friedemann Layer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Danish Opera Chorus,  Royal Danish Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 

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