Wagner's Tannhäuser at The Eye

RICHARD WAGNER has often suffered from bad press, what with Adolf Hitler being a big fan and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche such a stern critic, but the quality of his music continues to enrapture audiences.

Tannhäuser, Wagner's celebrated 1845 opera, dealing with the struggle between sacred and profane love, and love's redeeming powers, will be screened live from New York's Metropolitan Opera to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, this Saturday at 4pm.

The screening will be the first time this opera has been broadcast live from the Met, and the first time in more than a decade it has been performed on the Met’s New York stage. Set in the rural landscapes and castles of medieval Germany, and with a cast of characters includes knights, goddesses, nymphs, pilgrims, and beautiful maidens, this traditionally staged production will feature tenor Johan Botha in the title role, Eva-Maria Westbroek (Elisabeth ), Peter Mattei (Wolfram ), and Michelle DeYoung (Venus ), with conductor James Levine.

Early booking and arrival is advised. For tickets contact 091 - 780003 or www.eyecinema.ie

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