Tannhäuser Conductors at Bayreuth Festival

1891

Felix Mottl

1892

 Felix Mottl

1894

 Richard Strauss

"The overture was smooth but pointless, not to be compared with dozens of London performances [...] Strauss, the new conductor, seemed a hopeless failure; he kept the band as smooth, but also as inane, as a linen collar; and his tempi, except for an occasional gallop in the wrong place, were for the most part insufferably slow." (George Bernard Shaw review in the Star)

1904

 Siegfried Wagner

1930

Arturo Toscanini
Karl Elmendorff

1931

Arturo Toscanini

1954

Joseph Keilberth
Eugen Jochum

1955

Joseph Keilberth
Andre Cluytens

1961

 Wolfgang Sawallisch

1962

Wolfgang Sawallisch

1964

 Otmar Suitner

1965

Andre Cluytens

1966

Carl Melles

1967

Berislav Klobucar

1972

Erich Leinsdorf
Horst Stein

1973

 Heinrich Hollreiser

1974

 Heinrich Hollreiser

1977

 Colin Davis

1978

 Colin Davis

1985

 Colin Davis

1986

 Giuseppe Sinopoli

1987

 Giuseppe Sinopoli

1989

 Giuseppe Sinopoli

1992

 Donald C. Runnicles

1993

 Donald C. Runnicles

1995

 Donald C. Runnicles

2002

 Christian Thielemann

2003

 Christian Thielemann

2004

 Christian Thielemann

2005

 Christian Thielemann

2007

Christoph Ulrich Meier

2011

Thomas Hengelbrock