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Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg: Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin — Main stage

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About the Event

Discover the many layers of meaning in Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser in this production by Kirsten Harms at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

A song contest is held at Wartburg Castle with the aim of defining the essence of love. The invited contestants sing of the purity of emotions while Tannhäuser praises the passion of Venus. His open avowal of lust infuriates the assembly, and they prepare to take up arms against him, but Elizabeth, herself wounded, manages to protect him…

In German with German and English surtitles

Cast / Production

Conductor Pietari Inkinen
Director Kirsten Harms
Stage‐design, Costume‐design Bernd Damovsky
Assistance costume‐design Inga Timm
Choreography Silvana Schröder
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines

Landgraf Hermann Tobias Kehrer
Tannhauser Stephen Gould
Wolfram Samuel Hasselhorn
Walther Kieran Carrel
Biterolf Joel Allison
Heinrich Jörg Schörner
Reinmar Gerard Farreras
Venus, Elisabeth Elisabeth Teige
Shepherd Lilit Davtyan

Chorus Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin is the biggest opera house in the German capital, and a member of the Berlin Opera Foundation established in the early 1900s. The original building was destroyed during the Second World War, but was eventually replaced, and the new theater opened in 1961 - six weeks after construction began on the Berlin Wall. Serving West Berlin, its sober, linear design avoids anything that might distract vistiors from the performance. The repertoire of the theater focuses on the great classics such as Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, but frequently presents contemporary opera as well. The Chorus of the Deutsche Oper has been named 'Chorus of the Year' many times for its outstanding performances.


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