Who knew the struggle between sin and salvation would sound so good?
After escaping an erotic entrapment with Venus, Tannhäuser returns to the real world to pursue the virtuous love of another. But in a momentary lapse of judgment, he shocks the town with a passionate affirmation of carnal delights... which definitely doesn't help him woo the innocent young woman heʼs smitten with.
The fast-rising and incredible heldentenor — German for “heroic tenor” (meaning: he'll knock your socks off) — Issachah Savage stars as Tannhäuser, bringing his rare, beautiful voice to one of the most challenging roles in opera.
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“Conlon has fully assumed the mantle of the most accomplished music director currently on the podium of an American opera house.”
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An LA Opera original production
Performed in German with English subtitles
Running time approx: 4 hours, with two intermissions