Sun, Apr. 24, 2022, 4.00 pm | Main Stage Premiere
An artist in contradiction - with himself, with society, with his beloved Elisabeth, with the erotic fascination of Venus. In the medieval legend of the Singers' War, Richard Wagner searches for answers in the years before the revolution of 1848, which will fail and make him a wanted fugitive. Is conformity the death of art? Is there an immediate truth beyond morality and church? How great is the power of love? The failure of the Wagner's decades-long struggle for recognition is also reflected in the failure of the Minnesinger. He dealt with the work again and again; the first performance in Dresden in 1845
The premiere in Dresden in 1845 was met with incomprehension, and the first performance in Paris in 1861 became a scandal. "I still owe the world a Tannhäuser," was Wagner's summary shortly before his death.
Production: Kornél Mundruczó
Stage design: Monika Pormale
Costumes: Sophie Klenk-Wulff
Lighting: Felice Ross
Dramaturgy: Kata Wéber
Chorus: Eberhard Friedrich
First break of 30 minutes (after 72 minutes) after the first act, second break of 30 minutes after the second act (after 170 minutes).
In German with German and English surtitles
Supported by the Foundation for the Support of the Hamburg State Opera
Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 207,00 EUR