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Sunday 11 September 2022, 2.30pm

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Saffron Opera Group: Tannhäuser

Saffron Opera Group: Tannhäuser

Presented by Saffron Opera Group

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.

Performance information

Running time

4 hours 30 minutes

Booking information


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is not part of our Ten for £10 scheme.

Programme and performers


  • Richard Wagner Tannhäuser


  • 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

Information for your visit

Sunday 11 September 2022, 2.30pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Additional information


For this event, drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

Booster seats not available

Buggy parking not available

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