- All-Star Cast: As Tannhäuser, Elisabeth, Venus, Wolfram, Landgrave, and Walther...
- 1961, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch: Wolfgang Windgassen, Victoria de los Ángeles, Grace Bumbry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Josef Greindl, Gerhard Stolze
- 1968, conducted by Otto Gerdes: Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson (as both Elisabeth and Venus), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Horst Laubenthal, Otto Gerdes
- 1970, conducted by Georg Solti: René Kollo, Helga Demesch, Christa Ludwig, Victor Braun, Hans Sotin, Werner Hollweg
- 1988, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli: Plácido Domingo, Cheryl Studer, Agnes Baltsa, Andreas Schmidt, Matti Salminen, William Pell
- 2014, conducted by Daniel Barenboim: Peter Seiffert, Ann Petersen, Marina Prudenskaya, Peter Mattei, René Pape, Peter Sonn
- Older Than They Think: Wagner's identification of Tannhäuser with Heinrich von Ofterdingen may have been suggested by Ludwig Bechstein and Christoph Theodor Leopold's similar (and dubious) identification, some fifteen years earlier.
- Recursive Import: Various portions of Tannhäuser were rewritten for the Paris production, and the words had to be retranslated into German.
Trivia / Tannhäuser