www.whatsonstage.com, 27. April 2016
... Tannhäuser is perhaps the most melodic of all Wagner's operas, and in Hartmut Haenchen it has the ideal conductor. Ever attentive to ebb and flow, he conducts the music's textures as surely as its colours. There's nothing stark about his cohesive reading: the ROH Orchestra glows with chiaroscuro moodiness, while his support of Christian Gerhaher's poetically beautiful timbre in act three is likely to be my moment of the year.
Mark Valencia
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