Music and libretto: Richard Wagner 

World premiere: October 19, 1845, at the Königliches Hoftheater (Dresden) 

An original LA Opera production 

LA Opera previously presented Tannhäuser in 2007. 

(Originally scheduled for the fall of 2020, Tannhäuser was postponed to the fall of 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic) 

Cast:  
Tannhäuser: Issachah Savage 
Elisabeth: Sara Jakubiak* 
Venus: Yulia Matochkina 
Hermann: Morris Robinson 
Wolfram: Lucas Meachem 
Biterolf: Philip Cokorinos 
Reinmar: Patrick Blackwell 

Creative team:  
Conductor: James Conlon 
Original Production: Ian Judge 
Director: Louisa Muller 
Set and Costume Designer: Gottfried Pilz 
Chorus Director: Grant Gershon 

* LA Opera debut 

Performance dates and times: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 7:30pm 
Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 2pm 
Thursday, October 27, 2021, at 7:30pm 
Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 2pm 
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7:30pm 
Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 7:30pm 

Performed in German with English supertitles  

Estimated running time: four hours, including two intermissions 

Venue: 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012) All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.  

Last updated: July 28, 2020