The cast of Meeting Venus
Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Kiri Te Kanawa, René Kollo
What is Meeting Venus about?
A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" while navigating the snares and pitfalls of artistic egos, rampant nationalism, internal company and union politics, and precarious funding.