Tannhäuser | Staatsoper, Vienna | November 2011

Elisabeth’s love and sorrow, drawn by Wagner at the height of his powers, were relived and experienced by the luminous soprano of Anne Schwanewilms in a way no Primadonna has done in this house for a long time. Elisabeth’s Greeting and Prayer, two peaks in the art of vocal interpretation, were the fervent highlights of a totally exciting performance.

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