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Venusberg

a mountain in central Germany: contains caverns that, according to medieval legend, housed the palace of the goddess Venus
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Venusberg

magic land of illicit pleasure where Venus keeps court. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
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His performance of Tannhauser was particularly effective, beautifully sung from beginning to end, and a harrowing portrayal of the character's disintegration between his rejection of the Venusburg to his rejection by Rome.
Lastly, neither "Retreat" nor "In Venusburg" appears in "Early Poems," and so far as I can ascertain there are no surviving versions.
I'm not sure the ballet worked effectively--does it ever?--and I thought this Venusburg was pretty tame considering the agonies Tannhauser goes through to escape it, and the horror in which it is held by everybody else.