Tannhäuser (opera)  

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Tannhäuser (full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg - Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest on the Wartburg) is an opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on the two Germanic legends of Tannhäuser and the song contest at Wartburg. The story centres on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love (a theme running through almost all Wagner's mature work).




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