Tannhauser and the Mountain of Venus: A Study in the ...
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Tannhäuser - Bayreuther Festspiele
Held as a willing captive in the Venusberg, Tannhauser sings a song praising Venus who has showered him with love for over a year. He finishes his song by asking for his freedom - he longs for a more simple, earthly life, and springtime filled with the sounds of church bells.