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Important years in Richard Wagner's life

1813 born in Leipzig
1834 Die Feen completed
1843 Holländer premiere
1845 Tannhäuser premiere
1850 Lohengrin premiere
1852 text of Rheingold and Walküre
1854 Das Rheingold completed
1856 Die Walküre completed
1859 Tristan completed
1865 Tristan premiere in Munich
1868 Meistersinger premiere
1869 Das Rheingold premiere
1870 Die Walküre premiere
1871 Siegfried completed
1874 Götterdämmerung completed
1876 First Festival in Bayreuth
1882 Parsifal premiere
1883 Wagner dies in Venice

 

Tannhäuser (DVD): Jens-Daniel Herzog, Franz Welser-Möst, Alfred Muff, Peter Seiffert, Roman Trekel, Jonas Kaufmann, Solveig Kringelborn, Isabelle Kabatu

Stage director Jens-Daniel Herzog

Conductor Franz Welser-Möst

Landgraf Hermann Alfred Muff
Tannhäuser Peter Seiffert
Wolfram von Eschenbach Roman Trekel
Walther von der Vogelweide Jonas Kaufmann
Biterolf Rolf Haunstein
Heinrich der Schreiber Martin Zysset
Reinmar von Zweter Guido Götzen
Elisabeth Solveig Kringelborn
Venus Isabelle Kabatu
Ein junger Hirt Martina Janková

Edelknaben Kathrin Brunner, Sandra Kundert, Rebecca Rüegger, Katharina Gebauer

Chor und Orchester: Oper Zürich

Stage design: Bernhard Kleber
Costumes: Ann Poppel
Chorus master: Jürg Hämmerli & Ernst Raffelsberger

Filmed 2003

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Tannhäuser on DVD

Kasper Holten / Friedemann Layer, Copenhagen

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Stig Andersen, Tina Kiberg, Susanne Resmark, Stephen Milling, Tommi Hakala
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Götz Friedrich / Colin Davis,
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Gwyneth Jones, Spas Wenkoff, Bernd Weikl, Hans Sotin, Robert Schunk, Franz Mazura, John Pickering, Heinz Feldhoff
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David Alden / Zubin Mehta Bayerische Staatsoper

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Jan Hendrik Rootering, René Kollo, Bernd Weikl, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, Hans Günther Nöcker, Gerhard Auer, Nadine Secunde, Waltraud Meier
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Jens-Daniel Herzog / Franz Welser-Möst, Zürich

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Alfred Muff, Peter Seiffert, Roman Trekel, Jonas Kaufmann, Solveig Kringelborn
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Otto Schenk / James Levine. Metropolitan Opera

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Richard Cassilly, Eva Marton, Bernd Weikl, John Macurdy, Tatiana Troyanos
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