What's On

Sunday 11 September 2022, 2.30pm

Saffron Opera Group: Tannhäuser

Saffron Opera Group: Tannhäuser

Performers

Saffron Opera Group Orchestra & Chorus
Michael Thorne
conductor
Neal Cooper
Tannhäuser
Samantha Crawford
Elizabeth
Elaine McKrill
Venus
Richard Burkhard
Wolfram
Paul Carey Jones
Biterolf
Andrew Greenan
Landgraf
Brian Smith Walters
Walther
Ben Thapa
Heinrich
Simon Grange
Reinmar
Joshua Davidson
Shepherd Boy

Programme

Richard Wagner
Tannhäuser

Running Time

4 hours 30 minutes

A performance of Parsifal on the Saffron Hall stage.

Please note, this is a rescheduled event from September 2021. All ticket holders have been contacted.

A battle between sex and love – are they the same? or mutually exclusive? – runs through the heart of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, making it one of his most direct and devastating works. After an unbroken string of Wagnerian triumphs (‘Remarkable… superb’ The Telegraph), Saffron Opera Group presents the opera - in the ballet-rich Paris version - with a cast of exciting young singers and established stars.

SOG favourite Elaine McKrill sings the temptress Venus, award-winning young soprano Samantha Crawford is the pure-hearted Elisabeth, and star tenor Neal Cooper (Tannhäuser) is the knight torn between them. With the superb Andrew Greenan as Landgraf, and acclaimed Wagner expert Michael Thorne conducting, it’s set to be another coup for SOG.

Event information

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old.

This concert performance will be sung in German with English surtitles.

This performance will have two 30min intervals and is due to finish at approximately 7pm.