The Royal Opera House are currently reviving Tim Albery’s 2010 production of Wagner’s opera – but are critics wowed by it? 


The Guardian: *** Tim Ashley wrote: “it remains to some extent an awkward piece of music theatre.”

The Telegraph:**** Rupert Christiansen was enthusiastic saying: “it was Christian Gerhaher whose Wolfram lifted the evening to greatness.”

The Independent: *** Michael Church commented that: “Christian Gerhaher’s ravishingly-sung Wolfram justifies the cost of a ticket in itself.”

WhatsOnStage: *** Mark Valencia thought: “Tim Albery’s staging of Wagner’s opera returns, finely conducted but unevenly cast.”

A Younger Theatre: Emily May summed it up by saying: “Tannhäuser is an intensely passionate performance that showcases a variety of musically and dramatically talented performers, who embody through music and movement the whole spectrum of human emotion.” *** (half) Simon Thomas found that: “vocal shortcomings apart, this is a revival that uplifts and thrills in the way that only Wagner can.”

Tannhäuser appears at the Royal Opera House until the 15th May. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK