This production--the company's only production of Wagner's masterful "Song Contest at Wartburg Castle"--featured the company debuts of baritone Dale Duesing and Maestro Hermann Michael.
Seattle Opera used supratitles, or English captions, for the first time for Tannhäuser
. Sonya Friedman, who pioneered titles for New York City Opera's telecasts and Canadian Opera Company's Elektra
in 1983, created titles for Seattle Opera from Tannhäuser
in 1984 through Il trovatore