Ep. 2 Tannhauser by Wagner broadcast 7.23.17
Tannhauser, by Richard Wagner, debuted in 1845 in Dresden Germany, and was subsequently revised twice - debuting in Paris 1861 and again in Vienna in 1875.
The opera is based on two German legends; Tannhäuser, the legendary medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the Wartburg Song Contest. The story focuses on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love, a theme running through much of Wagner's mature work. (Source: Wikipedia)
This show was recorded live on July 23, 2017 in the KHOL Studios at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, WY.