In Richard Wagner's epic opera, the renegade Tannhäuser is lured into the erotic realm of the love goddess Venus, where he luxuriates in lust and a host of sinful pleasures. But when it's all too much he longs to return home to the chaste women he loves and beg for forgiveness. But once you've been to the Venusberg, can you truly ever leave? Find out in this performance filled with both sensuality and majestic power, featuring the opera's famous overture, the "Song to the Evening Star," and the stirring "Pilgrims' Chorus." The opera begins with a frenzied bacchanal, featuring a sexy contemporary ballet that sets the scene for an evening of glorious singing. And if you want to make a night of it with dinner and a show, minus a rushed restaurant visit, delicious box meals are available for purchase at the theater.