Pressemitteilung BoxID: 689109 (Oper Leipzig)
  • Oper Leipzig
  • Augustusplatz 12
  • 04109 Leipzig
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  • Steffi Gretschel
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Calixto Bieito takes over Leipzig's »Tannhäuser« Production

German Premiere on March 17, 2018

(lifePR) (Leipzig, ) The managers of the Oper Leipzig are pleased to announce that the internationally renowned Catalan director Calixto Bieito has been engaged to take over the production of Richard Wagner’s »Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg«, originally planned with Katharina Wagner. It will celebrate its German premiere in Leipzig on Saturday, 17 March 2018, 6pm. Bieito’s »Tannhäuser« was a success when it premiered in Ghent and Antwerp in the 2015/2016 season, and it was presented in Venice and Bern in 2017. Bieito’s long-time artistic partners Rebecca Ringst and Ingo Krügler will design the set and costumes, as they did in Ghent. Burkhard Fritz, who was already engaged to sing the title role in Leipzig, debuted to great acclaim as Tannhäuser in this production in Ghent.

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