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Release date: 30 October 2015
Running time: 271 minutes
James Levine conducts Wagner's early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today's leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.
Original title: (2015) MET Opera: Tannhäuser
Cast: Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung
Director: Event Director, Barbara Willis Sweete
Age restrictions: 12A