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Rated NR · 275 minutes · 2015

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Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. The broadcast of Wagner's Tannhäuser will be presented live on Saturday, October 31 in select cinemas nationwide.

James Levine conducts Wagner's early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today's leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.

Director: Otto Schenk
Writer: Richard Wagner
Cast: Johan Botha, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Peter Mattei, Michelle DeYoung, James Levine and Günther Groissböck

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