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Meeting Venus (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  December 1991 (USA)
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A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kiri Te Kanawa ...
Elisabeth (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
René Kollo ...
Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Håkan Hagegård ...
Wolfram von Eschenbach (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Waltraud Meier ...
Venus (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Renate Spingler ...
A young shepherd (Tannhäuser highlights perfomed by) (voice)
Matthias Hölle ...
The Landgrave (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Kim Begley ...
Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Robin Leggate ...
Heinrich der Schreiber (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Rodney Macann ...
Biterolf (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Roderick Earle ...
Reinmar von Zweter (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
Marián Labuda ...
Von Schneider
Maïté Nahyr ...
Maria Krawiecki
Victor Poletti ...
Stefano Del Sarto
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A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" while navigating the snares and pitfalls of artistic egos, rampant nationalism, internal company and union politics, and precarious funding. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Also Known As:

Cita con Venus  »

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$1,000,348 (USA)
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The director's name, István Szabó, translates as Stephen Tailor, and one running gag in the film is that several people are called this in different languages: Stefan Schneider, Steve Taylor, Stefano Sarto (three of the singers), and Etienne Tailleur (the stage manager). See more »

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Tannhäuser
(extraits)
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by Kiri Te Kanawa, René Kollo, Håkan Hagegård, Waltraud Meier,
Renate Spingler, Matthias Hölle, Kim Begley, Robin Leggate, Rodney Macann,
, Roderick Earle with The Philharmonia Orchestra (as London Philharmonia Orchestra)
Conducted by Marek Janowski
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A treat for classical music lovers.
7 February 2000 | by (Tuross Head, Australia) – See all my reviews

A marvelous film that anyone with an interest in classical music will enjoy

  • be they an opera lover or hater. Excellent bravura performances by Close


and Arestrup conjure up a heady mix of artistic temperament, the politics of "The Arts" and great music. It is great fun. The film is exuberantly directed and the pace never lets up. A triumph for Director Victor Szabo.


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