Listen Now & on demand: Tannhauser Bayreuth 2012. Christian Thielemann

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 28 July 2012 | 4:41:00 pm


With a change of conductor, and other cast changes, Bayreuth has "pulled out the big guns" in an effort - some have argued - to save Sebastian Baumgarten's Tannhauser, Whatever you might think of the production, with the changes noted, this is certainly a performance that you want to listen to. While the performance is presently live as I type you can - if you have already missed the beginning - click the link below and, courtesy of Bartok Radio, listen from the beginning. You will then be able to hear "on demand" for sometime after.


Musikalische Leitung Christian Thielemann
Regie Sebastian Baumgarten
Bühnenbild Joep van Lieshout
Kostüme Nina von Mechow
Licht Franck Evin
Video Christopher Kondek
Dramaturgie Carl Hegemann
Chorleitung Eberhard Friedrich
Landgraf Hermann Günther Groissböck
Tannhäuser Torsten Kerl
Wolfram von Eschenbach Michael Nagy
Walther von der Vogelweide Lothar Odinius
Biterolf Thomas Jesatko
Heinrich der Schreiber Arnold Bezuyen
Reinmar von Zweter Martin Snell
Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen Camilla Nylund
Venus Michelle Breedt
Ein junger Hirt Katja Stuber