The Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) premiered on the 23 May its newest production, Richard Wagner’s masterpiece Tannhauser.
Finnish opera stage director, Vilppu Kiljunen noted that his staging approach for the LNOB’s production ‘‘was built around a central question: the conditions that make love and loving possible in a cultural context, where the idea and role of a woman is violently divided into that of a saint or a whore’’.
Wagner’s three act, four hour opera centred on the struggle betwe...
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