Soprano Elisabet Strid, as Elizabeth, in Leipzig Opera's production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Tom Schulze

Leipzig Opera’s Tannhäuser a visceral pleasure, and well sung and played too

  • From bloody red to lush green to stark white, production of Wagner opera bore the unmistakable stamp of its Spanish director, Calixto Bieito
  • His bold visuals didn’t always flow comfortably with the music, for all that it was well sung and beautifully played
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Soprano Elisabet Strid, as Elizabeth, in Leipzig Opera's production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre as part of the 2019 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Photo: Tom Schulze
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