Who knew the struggle between sin and salvation would sound so good?
After escaping an erotic entrapment with the goddess Venus, Tannhäuser returns to the real world to pursue the virtuous love of a mortal woman. 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.
Issachah Savage, an incredible heldentenor — German for “heroic tenor” (meaning: he'll knock your socks off) — stars as Tannhäuser, bringing his rare, beautiful voice to one of the most challenging roles in opera.
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An LA Opera original production
Performed in German with English subtitles
Running time: approximately 4 hours, including two intermissions
Production made possible with generous support from an Anonymous Donor and a Consortium of LA Opera Board Members.
Issachah Savage’s appearance is generously underwritten by a gift from The Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Next Generation Artist Award.