Staatsoper Berlin ‘Tannhäuser’ now available on DVD

The 2014 Staatsoper Berlin production of Tannhäuser, featuring René Pape as Hermann, is now available on DVD. This critically acclaimed release can be purchased via, and features a spectacular cast including Peter Seiffert in the title role, Peter Mattei as Wolfram, Ann Petersen as Elisabeth, and Marina Prudenskaya sings Venus. Daniel Barenboim leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in this Sasha Waltz directed production.

“René Pape as Hermann . . . superb singing, both dark and sparkling, which is always deeply rooted in the earth.”

{René Pape, en Hermann . . . son chant superbe, à la fois sombre et étincelant, est toujours comme profondément enraciné dans la terre.}

Sonia Hossein-Pour – Forum Opéra

“René Pape’s profound bass is ideal for the landgrave who appears as a ruler of the country rather than Elisabeth’s loving uncle. His elegant and powerful voice is even and balanced in whatever pitch and makes him one of the greatest basses of our time.”

Lutz Nalepa – GBOpera

“René Pape’s vocal beauty was also a thing of wonder.”