Richard Wagner


WWV70 • “Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg”

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On January 23, 1883, Cosima Wagner wrote in her diary that her husband believed he still owed Tannhäuser to the world. Wagner completed the first version of the opera in 1845 during his tenure as kapellmeister at the royal court of Dresden. No other work in his oeuvre would receive as much constant attention. It seems ...