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WAGNER, R.: Tannhauser (Bayreuth, 1989) (NTSC)



WAGNER, R.: Tannhauser (Bayreuth, 1989) (NTSC)

DVD Clip

Richard Wagner


Richard Versalle • Cheryl Studer • Ruthild Engert-Ely
Hans Sotin • Wolfgang Brendel • Siegfried Vogel

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Giuseppe Sinopoli
, conductor

Wolfgang Wagner, stage director

Recorded at the Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 23 to 28 June 1989


Picture format: NTSC 4:3 fullscreen
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 188 mins
No. of DVDs: 2


  • "Thunderous applause elation", wrote the prestigious Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Rome's La Republica noted the "triumphal success and storm of applause" that greeted Giuseppe Sinopoli and the ensemble at Tannhäuser's 1989 Bayreuth Festival premiere
  • Directed by Wolfgang Wagner, Richard Wagner's grandson, this production was one of the high points of the Bayreuth Festival during the latter part of the 1980's
  • The abstract starkness of Wolfgang Wagner's production is underscored by the crystalline clarity and vigor of Giuseppe Sinopoli's conducting, which particularly highlights the progressive aspects of the score
  • This production gathers together some of the great names and talents in Wagner interpretation such as Cheryl Studer – who became famous because of this performance and her voice is simply a dream come true – ,Wolfgang Brendel, Richard Versalle and Hans Sotin
  • This DVD can be defined without doubt one of the Wagnerian recordings of the decade. Superbly conducted and wonderfully sung, it has achieved almost immediately the status of a classic
  • There is no doubt that Giuseppe Sinopoli was one of the leading figures on the Wagnerian scene ever


Wagner, Richard

Wagner, Richard

Sinopoli, Giuseppe

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

Bayreuth Festival Chorus

Brendel, Wolfgang; Engert-Ely, Ruthild; Sotin, Hans; Studer, Cheryl; Versalle, Richard; Vogel, Siegfried

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2072008

Barcode: 880242720085

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Physical Release: 10/2006

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