TANNHÄUSER, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

TANNHÄUSER, Opera Australia, ©Branco Gaica

Tannhäuser

music and libretto by Richard Wagner

Opera Australia
Sydney Opera House, October – November 2007

DIRECTOR: ELKE NEIDHARDT
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS: MATTHEW BARCLAY & SALLY BLACKWOOD
Conductor: RICHARD HICKOX
Set Designer: MICHAEL SCOTT-MITCHELL
Costume Designer: SUE FIELD
Lighting Designer: NICK SCHLIEPER
Choreographer: MICHAEL CAMPBELL

“Thus TANNHÄUSER is the opera in which Wagner states that the unconventional life is preferable to an existence cushioned by an ordered society, where all is predictable, all is perfect.” Elke Neidhardt, Director

“The opening scene, performed by wonderful, freakily dressed dancers on and through a virtual, laser-generated platform of smoke and air, is a brilliant coup de theatre.” Sydney Morning Herald, 10th October 2007