Tannhäuser

Ferdinand Leitner
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Date/Location
10 October 1988
Lyric Opera Chicago
Recording Type
  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Cast
HermannJan-Hendrik Rootering
TannhäuserRichard Cassilly
Wolfram von EschenbachHåkan Hagegård
Walther von der VogelweideBen Heppner
BiterolfJohn Horton Murray
Heinrich der SchreiberDonald Kaasch
Reinmar von ZweterWilliam F. Walker
ElisabethNadine Secunde
VenusMarilyn Zschau
Ein junger HirtConstance Hauman
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Rating
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User Rating
(2/5)
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Technical Specifications
320 kbit/s CBR, 44.1 kHz, 420 MByte (MP3)
Remarks
Broadcast
This was the controversial Peter Sellars staging of the work in which Tannhäuser is transformed into a televangelist. Act I was set in a sleazy motel room in Las Vegas where Tannhäuser is spending the night with a hooker – Venus. The second act was set in what looked like Rev. Robert Schuler’s Crystal Cathedral and the last act found him about to board an airplane for Rome.