TANNHAUSER Playing at New National Theatre Through Today
TANNHAUSER, a three act opera, is currently playing at New National Theatre in Japan through February 9th, 2019.
Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser is an opera that portrays the inner struggles of an artist and his ultimate redemption through love. The work is full of memorable moments such as the exhilarating overture, the seductive ballet music of Venusberg, the pious harmonies of the Pilgrim's Chorus, and the stirring song contest scene. In this revival of Hans-Peter LEHMANN's classic production, first seen in 2007, Tannhäuser will be sung by the exceptional German tenor Torsten KERL who has performed the part at the Bayreuth Festival as well as at major opera houses. His voice has both the brilliance of a tenor and the strength of a heldentenor, and we eagerly look forward to his heroic portrayal of this challenging role. Wolfram is sung by Roman TREKEL, whose career as a Wagner singer started with this role at Bayreuth, and his lyrical and delicate rendering of the aria "O du, mein holder Abendstern" will surely be a musical highlight. Latvian Liene KIN?A, who is quickly making her name as a Wagnerian soprano, sings the role of Elisabeth. Making his long-awaited return to the New National Theatre Tokyo is renowned conductor Asher FISCH, who appears regularly at the Met and other major international houses.
For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/opera/tannhauser-2019.html