Tannhauser

Germany, 1990

Film
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Tannhauser, lover of the Goddess Venus, wishes to return to earth where Elisabeth is secretly in love with him. At a singing competition, Tannhauser sings of the properties of earthly love, which he dedicates to Venus, and spiritual love which is reserved for God alone. Forced to take a penitential journey to Rome to atone for this outrage, but the Pope damns him. Seeking a way back to Venus, Tannhauser encounters the funeral procession of Elizabeth,, and dies upon her bier. In his death, Tannhauser receives divine benediction. Singers are Hans Sotin, Richard Versalle and Cheryl Studer.

Credits

director

Brian Large

production company

Unitel

Language

English

Duration

03:07:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39550

Audience classification

G

Subject category

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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