With Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a complete Ring Cycle, Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde successfully behind them to huge critical acclaim, Saffron Opera Group now tackles Tannhäuser. According to Tim Ashley writing in The Guardian, “It is in Tannhäuser, more than any of Wagner’s other operas, that many in the late 19th century found a reflection of their moral and sexual concerns. Its admirers included Queen Victoria, Baudelaire and Freud. It inspired major works both of literature and pornography, and was interpreted as everything from a justification of normative values to a fierce celebration of counterculture extremes. It appealed above all to those who were – or felt – outlawed by their sexuality.”
SOG is assembling a stunning cast and an outstanding chorus for this work, backed as always by the brilliant Saffron Opera Group orchestra, all under the expert baton of Michael Thorne. This will be another unmissable performance.
Venue: Saffron Hall13 Sep 2020 - 2:30pm