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The Met Opera's 'Tannhauser' first-ever live in HD performance this Saturday

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Johan Botha in the title role of Wagner's Tannhäuser.

Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's early masterpiece Tannhauser in its first-ever Live in HD performance on Saturday, October 31 at Carib 5.

Otto Schenk's classic production, in its first revival in more than a decade, stars Johan Botha in his company-role debut as the title character; Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in Die Walkure; Michelle DeYoung as the love goddess Venus, which she sang in the opera's previous revival; Peter Mattei as Wolfram, following his recent triumph as Amfortas in Parsifal; and Gunther Groissbock as the Landgraf.