Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg
Widely known simply as Tannhäuser.
The original text
First performed on 19 October 1845 in the Königliches Hoftheater, Dresden. The opera was substantially amended by the composer for a special 1861 performance by the Paris Opéra on 13 March 1861 at the Salle Le Peletier of the Paris Opéra and in 1875 again altered slightly, this time for a production in Vienna, the last to be carried out under Wagner's personal supervision.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1899: Performed and taken on a tour the South African cities and towns by the visiting Arthur Rousbey Grand English Opera Company, under the management of Frank de Jong and Herbert Flemming, appearing in Cape Town's Opera House in the second half of the year.
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