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Tannhäuser 1961Sadler's Wells Opera

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This immediate revival of the previous year's Wagner offering was greeted with little enthusiasm by the Glasgow Herald - the critic found the conducting sluggish and soporific. Little found praise, but for some excellent singing from the named soloists. The Scotsman critic on 22 November was more complimentary. An indication of the collapse in popularity of this work until quite recently is the fact that it has not been professionally performed in Scotland since, and has never been heard at the Edinburgh Festival.

We have been unable to trace a programme to enable us to list the full cast, as at the time of writing the ENO archives are closed indefinitely.

Performance Cast


Rae Woodland

Tannhäuser a knight and minnesinger

Ronald Dowd

Shepherd boy

Diana Chadwick

Wolfram von Eschenbach a knight and minnesinger

John Hargreaves

Hermann Landgrave of Thuringia

Marian Nowakowski

Elisabeth niece of the Landgrave

Julia Malyon

Performance DatesTannhäuser 1961

Map List

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

10 Nov, 19.00

Empire Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

14 Nov, 19.00

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