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Jul 2018

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Wagner: Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival)

Torsten Kerl (Tannhäuser); Kwangchul Youn (Landgraf Hermann); Markus Eiche (Wolfram von Eschenbach); Lothar Odinius (Walther von der Vogelweide); Thomas Jesatko (Biterolf); Stefan Heibach (Heinrich der Schreiber); Rainer Zaun (Reinmar von Zweter); Camilla Nylund (Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen);

​Kober’s outstanding and the chorus are superb... Thecolour that Nylund is able to apply...pays dividends withElisabeth… Kerl achieves a good balance between the more lyrical sideof his character and the Romantic heldentenor... Musically it’s aglorious affair...that finds the true delicacy and poignancy within whatis surely the most Romantic of Wagner’s works on the misunderstood,suffering, exiled artist.’ OperaJournal

Tannhäuser - Torsten Kerl

Landgraf Hermann - Kwangchul Youn

Wolfram von Eschenbach - Markus Eiche

Walther von der Vogelweide - Lothar Odinius

Biterolf - Thomas Jesatko

Heinrich der Schreiber - Stefan Heibach

Reinmar von Zweter - Rainer Zaun

Elisabeth, Nichte des Landgrafen - Camilla Nylund

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor - Sebastian Baumgarten

Director - Hans Neuenfels


"Camilla Nylund’s Elisabeth and Kwangchul Youn’s Landgraf deservedly received the most applause at the curtain calls." (Bachtrack)

"Especially in the Singers' Contest in the second act the performers act with heart and soul. Baumgarten developed a truly animated stage direction. " (Opernnetz)

"Kober’s conducting…is outstanding and the chorus are superb… The colour that Nylund is able to apply…pays dividends with Elisabeth… Kerl achieves a good balance between the more lyrical side of his character and the Romantic heldentenor…Musically it’s a glorious affair…that finds the true delicacy and poignancy within what is surely the most Romantic of Wagner’s works on the misunderstood, suffering, exiled artist." (Opera Journal)