WAGNER, R.: Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Die) (Bayreuth Festival, 2008)

WAGNER, R.: Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Die) (Bayreuth Festival, 2008)


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- (Disc 1)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Libretto/Text Author: Wagner, Richard

A Nightwatchman: Rohlig, Friedemann
Augustin Moser: Heibach, Stefan
Balthasar Zorn: Randall, Edward
Fritz Kothner: Eiche, Markus
Hans Foltz: Randes, Diogenes
Hans Sachs: Hawlata, Franz
Hans Schwarz: Macco, Andreas
Hermann Ortel: Snell, Martin
Konrad Nachtigall: Zaun, Rainer
Kunz Vogelgesang: Reid, Charles
Magdalene: Guber, Carola
Sixtus Beckmesser: Volle, Michael
Ulrich Eisslinger: Lazar, Hans-Jurgen
Veit Pogner: Korn, Artur
Walther von Stolzing: Vogt, Klaus Florian

Set/Stage Designer: Steffens, Tilo
Costume Designer: Barth, Michaela
Costume Designer: Steffens, Tilo
Lighting Designer: Gruter, Andreas
Stage Director: Wagner, Katharina
Television Director: Morell, Andreas

Date of Production: 27-07-2008
Festival: Bayreuth Festival
Venue: Bayreuth Festspielhaus
Playing Time: 04:45:00
Catalogue Number: OA1041D
UPC: 809478010302



Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg tells a humorous tale about artistically inclined craftsmen. Goldsmith Veit Pogner promises his daughter Eva's hand in marriage to the winner of a song contest, to which three men are potentially eligible. But upon closer inspection, what is at first glance a harmless farce in a middle-class setting emerges as a profound social analysis. Wagner uses his protagonists to show how a community deals with tradition and those who break with it and just how much innovation and deviation from the norm it can tolerate – as well as to examine what value society places, and should place, on art.

Bonus features:
- The Making of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Part 1


Part 2

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