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Wagner: Tannhäuser DVD (Bayreuth Festival) 2014

Wagner's tale of the struggle between spiritual and profane love, and of redemption through love, is given a radical visual update in Sebastian Baumgarten's controversial yet thought-provoking Bayreuth production. Joep van Lieshout's giant installation 'The Technocrat'; dominates the stage, its industrial interior giving credence to the idea that Tannhäuser is one big experiment and playing host to some magnificent performances, among them Torsten Kerl's robust interpretation of the title role and Camilla Nylund's wonderfully empathetic Elisabeth.

Composer:Richard Wagner
Tannhäuser: Torsten Kerl
Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen: Camilla Nylund
Venus: Michelle Breedt
Wolfram von Eschenbach: Markus Eiche
Landgraf Hermann:  Kwangchul Youn
Walther von der Vogelweide: Lothar Odinius
Biterolf: Thomas Jesatko
Heinrich der Schreiber: Stefan Heibach
Reinmar von Zweter: Rainer Zaun 

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Stage Director: Sebastian Baumgarten
Conductor: Axel Kober
Recorded live at the Bayreuth Festspiele, July 2014. 

Plus: Interviews with Sebastian Baumgarten, Axel Kober, Eberhard Friedrich, Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund; Short films: Stage technique, Make-up etc. Cast Gallery.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby stereo/DTS Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 252 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO