‘Tannhäuser’ at The Metropolitan Opera

Elza van den Heever is set to make her highly anticipated debut as Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser at The Metropolitan Opera this holiday season.

The cast features a lineup of acclaimed performers, including tenor Andreas Schager in the title role, mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova as Venus, baritone Christian Gerhaher as Wolfram, and bass Georg Zeppenfeld as Hermann. Maestro Sir Donald Runnicles will conduct the exemplary production by director Otto Schenk and set designer Günther Schneider-Siemssen, first seen at The Met in December of 1977.

Scheduled performances are on November 30, December 3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19, and 23. The November 30, December 12, and 23 shows will be broadcast live on SiriusXM.

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