„Tannhäuser“ suprises with guest-soloists
On 9 and 11 November, Wagner’s opera “Tannhäuser”, which has won the annual theatrical prize of Estonia, will be on the Estonian National Opera’s stage again. The role of Wolfram will be sung by Lauri Vasar, one of the most sought-after Estonian soloists in the world. In the title roll will be Jeffrey Dowd from USA and the role of Elisabeth will be sung by Heli Veskus. The conductor is Vello Pähn.
“Tannhäuser”, belongs to the composer’s more romantic stage in his creative career together with “Der fliegende Holländer” and “Lohengrin”. Telling the story of man’s struggle towards his dreams and the danger of losing touch with the reality, “Tannhäuser” unites the historical with the mythological, creating a world of magic realism common to Wagner’s operas.
In addition, on 9 November takes place the traditional “Sassis päev” (“Mixed Day”), when the people of the Estonian National Opera exchange jobs for one day. Famous and strange characters can be seen in the ticket office, in the wardrobe or in the café. Come and have a look yourself!