M1500 .W3 T3 2006 DVD
Opera in three acts. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner.
Wagner's passionate opera about a medieval minstrel torn between the temptations of sacred and profane love is seen here in "one of the most gorgeous and gloriously romantic productions in the Met's repertory" (The New York Times). A distinguished cast is headed by Richard Cassilly, who was perhaps the leading exponent of Tannhäuser at the time; Eva Marton is the radiant Elisabeth; Tatiana Troyanos, a musically and dramatically stunning Venus.
Opera in 3 acts; libretto and music by Richard Wagner.
Cast: Eva Marton, soprano ; Tatiana Troyanos, mezzo-soprano ; Richard Cassilly, tenor ; Bernd Weikl, baritone ; John Macurdy, bass; other soloists ; Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Ballet and Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor.
Recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, Nov. 22 and Dec. 20, 1982.
Sung in German with English, French, Spanish, Chinese subtitles.
Distributed by Deutsche Grammophon (www.deutschegrammophon.com).