• Season 2022-2023
  • Opera
  • Opera


The Lyon Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Studio

  • Dates Oct 11 - Oct 30, 2022
  • Rates From 10€ to 110€
  • Location Opéra de Lyon
  • Running Time 4h20, including 2 intervals

In a few words

Starting the season with Wagner is a real event! This opera, co-produced with Madrid's Teatro Real, impressively embodies the composer's visionary lyricism in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic interpretation by German-French director David Hermann.

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    Tannhäuser - extrait


The opera season gets underway by bringing together four young people. Richard Wagner was 32 when he conducted the world première of Tannhäuser in Dresden. The year was 1845 and it was already his fifth opera.
Franco-German David Hermann, 29, the youngest director to ever work at the Salzburg Festival, here takes his inspiration from the broken world of author Philip K. Dick, made famous in 1982 by Ridley Scott’s cult film Blade Runner. Meanwhile, Daniele Rustioni, 38, takes up his new role as musical director at the Lyon Opera.
And Tannhäuser is the young hero torn between the sensual passion which binds him to the goddess Venus and the divine love he has for the pure and saintly Elisabeth. Three acts of unrelenting intensity that plunge us into a journey through the composer’s obsessions and incredible musical invention, a voyage through his visionary lyricism.

1st part 1h13
Interval 35min
2nd part 1h12
Interval 25min
3rd part 54 min


In German with French surtitles

An opera in 3 acts
Libretto by the composer

New production
A co-production between the Lyon Opera and the Teatro Real de Madrid

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