19
Buy Tickets
You might also enjoy...
HD

Tannhäuser

Levine; Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissböck

Watch Now

Tannhäuser

Levine; Marton, Troyanos, Cassilly, Weikl, Macurdy

Watch Now
Live Audio Recording
2000s

Tannhäuser

Elder; Voigt, DeYoung, Seiffert , Hampson, Moll

Listen Now
Buy Tickets
Tannhäuser is only available with a
Met Opera on Demand subscription or rental.
Start your 7-day free trial Rent for $3.99
Already a Met Opera on Demand subscriber? Login
Learn more about on demand
Wagner
Tannhäuser

Two major stars made their Met debuts in this sensational performance: conductor Georg Solti and baritone Hermann Prey. Solti brings out all the theatricality and drama of Wagner’s colorful score, leading a top-notch cast. Prey is Wolfram, the kind and sympathetic man who loves the virtuous Elisabeth (an impassioned Leonie Rysanek). But she is in love with the rebellious knight Tannhäuser (Hans Hopf), who cannot forget his lustful time with the goddess Venus (Irene Dalis) and is banished for singing her praises at court. When the Pope himself refuses forgiveness for Tannhäuser’s sins, he faces damnation—until the saintly Elisabeth’s death miraculously redeems his soul.

Full Synopsis

Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 17, 1960
Composer
Richard Wagner
Librettist
Richard Wagner
Run Time
2 HRS 59 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Georg Solti
Elisabeth
Leonie Rysanek
Venus
Irene Dalis
Tannhäuser
Hans Hopf
Wolfram
Hermann Prey
Hermann
Jerome Hines
You might also enjoy
HD

Tannhäuser

Levine; Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissböck

Watch Now

Tannhäuser

Levine; Marton, Troyanos, Cassilly, Weikl, Macurdy

Watch Now
Live Audio Recording
2000s

Tannhäuser

Elder; Voigt, DeYoung, Seiffert , Hampson, Moll

Listen Now