2017-07-09 06:07:44 UTC
The performance is shown live on a big screen on the front
of the National Theatre -- and the telecast will begin at 9:45PM (GMT+2/CEST)
on Arte or via
The Tannhauser is Klaus Florian Vogt -- a much lighter
voice than one usually hears. And the conductor, Kirill Petrenko
conducts with a much lighter touch as well and considerable subtlety -- there are moments that sound like belcanto.
Well worth hearing. As for the production, Munich likes
to be provocative -- after all, Munchiners have seen a lot of
Wagner over the decades:
10 June 1865, Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner
21 June 1868, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
22 September 1869, Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
26 June 1870, Die Walküre by Richard Wagner
29 June 1888, Die Feen by Richard Wagner
I understand there are 30 half-naked Amazons in the first scene!