Lise stars in Tannhäuser at Bayerische Staatsoper
Lise sings her second Elisabeth of the season this month as she stars in Tannhäuser at Bayerische Staatsoper, opening on 5 May. Romeo Castellucci’s production is conducted by Simone Young and features an all-star lineup of Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, Ludovic Tézier as Wolfram and Elena Pankratova as Venus.
Tannhäuser was composed in 1845, the second of Wagner's so-called "Romantic" operas after Der fliegende Holländer. Wagner based the opera on two German legends: the mythical German poet Tannhäuser and the Wartburg Song Contest, which was held in 1207.