"Thunderous applause, elation", wrote the prestigious Germany daily
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Rome's La Repubblica noted the
"triumphal success and storm of applause" that greeted Giuseppe Sinopoli
and the ensemble at Tannhäuser's 1989 Bayreuth Festival premiere. Directed
by Wolfgang Wagner, Richard Wagner's grandson, this Tannhäuser production
was one of the high points of the Bayreuth Festival during the latter part
of the 1980s. The abstract starkness of Wolfgang Wagner's production is
underscored by the crystalline clarity and vigor of Giuseppe Sinopoli's
conducting, which particularly highlights the progressive aspects of the
score. This Tannhäuser production gathers together some of the great Wagner
singers of our time such as Cheryl Studer (Elizabeth), Wolfgang Brendel
(Wolfram), Richard Versalle (Tannhäuser) and Hans Sotin (Landgrave).

Composer: Richard Wagner
Title: Tannhäuser
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Staged By: Wolfgang Wagner
Soloist: Richard Versalle, Cheryl Studer, Ruthild Engert-Ely, Wolfgang Brendel, Hans Sotin, William Pell, Siegfried Vogel, Clemens Bieber, Sándor Sólyom-Nagy
Set: Reinhard Heinrich
Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Chorus: Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele
Video Director: Brian Large
Genre: Opera
Length: 188 minutes
Cat.No.: A05007037
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The DVD is also released by Dreamlife in Japan.