Tannhäuser - Opera Vlaanderen (2015) - Tannhäuser - Opera Vlaanderen (2015)

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New production in Coproduction with Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova and Bern Theater

The singer-knight Tannhäuser is torn between reality and illusion, between artistic freedom and society's constraints. As an artist, he revels in the sensual world of the Venusberg, but lust and natural impulses are repressed in the art that his fellow artists practice in the castle of Wartburg.
At a singers' party, when Tannhäuser breaks a taboo and sings the praises of carnal love, he is stigmatised and threatened with death. Tannhäuser is forced to do penance for his frank confession on the Venusberg. In Richard Wagner's ‘Romantic opera’, the creative individual stands up against conformism and denial of human nature in a soulless society. In Bieito's staging, Tannhäuser appears as an outcast, an ‘enfant sauvage’ who arrives from Paradise, to find himself in the ‘purgatorium’ or ‘purification station’ of the Wartburg and who finally succumbs to an apocalyptic world – a world in which the repressed and excluded nature makes a violent re-entry.

More information is available on the operahouse's official website


September 19, 2015 19:00:00

September 22, 2015 19:30:00

September 25, 2015 19:30:00

September 27, 2015 15:00:00

October 04, 2015 19:00:00

October 07, 2015 19:30:00

October 09, 2015 19:30:00

October 11, 2015 15:00:00

October 14, 2015 19:30:00

October 17, 2015 19:00:00


Burkhard Fritz

Andreas Schager

Annette Dasch

Liene Kinča

Ausrine Stundyte

Daniel Schmutzhard

Ante Jerkunica

Adam Smith

Leonard Bernad

Stephan Adriaens

Patrick Cromheeke

Work's characters list






Wolfram von Eschenbach

Landgraf Hermann

Walther von der Vogelweide


Heinrich der Schreiber

Reinmar von Zweter