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Tannhauser: Wagner - National Theater Of Munich (1994)
Rating:
Starring: David Alden
Director: Brian Large
Category: Music, Special Interest
Studio: Image Ent.
Subtitles:
[None]
Length:
195 mins

 
 

 

David Alden's production of Wagner's grand romantic opera was recorded at the National Theatre in Munich with Bayerische Staatsoper in September 1994.Shot over three days by leading opera director Brian Large, this recording benefits from the ideal technical conditions made possible by a closed session.Alden, one of the most iconoclastic interpreters of classical opera, stirs up the visionary, erotic, and archetypal elements in Wagner's work.The cold, forbidding aspect of the stylized and predominantly monochrome sets and costumes by Roni Toren and Buki Shiff manifests the strait-jacket of tradition from which Tannhauser seeks to free himself in this powerful opera.