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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

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Genres: Arts, Opera
Plot Synopsis:

Triumphantly premiered in 1868, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg evokes the singing guilds of mid-16th-century Nuremburg, a focal point of the Northern European Renaissance. Wagner’s only mature comic opera concerns the young knight Walther von Stolzing’s love for Eva whom the town clerk Beckmesser also covets. Against the background of a singing contest, cobbler-singer Hans Sachs’s nobility ensures the reconciliation of youth and age, and tradition and innovation. Deutsche Oper Berlin’s provocative new staging was considered ‘entertaining throughout’ and ‘thought-provoking’ by BR Klassik.

Conductor John Fiore continues to be a regular guest at many of the world’s leading opera houses. In Europe, he has appeared at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, National Theatre in Prague, Zurich Opera and conducts widely in his native USA – he has given over 100 performances at The Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Danish bass-baritone Johan Reuter recorded Tristan und Isolde under Marek Janowski for Pentatone: ‘Johan Reuter is an outstanding Kurwenal, virile, exciting and lyrical in the first Act, sympathetic and admirable in the third’ (Musicweb International).

Albert Pesendorfer sings in Naxos’s Ring cycle on 2107001 / NBD0156VX: ‘Hagen is the vocally and physically imposing Albert Pesendorfer, wonderfully baleful in his night watch’ (Musicweb International). Ya-Chung Huang also sings in this production. Of his Siegfried, Financial Times (London) wrote: ‘It is Ya-Chung Huang’s first Mime, too, and he brings redeeming depth and subtlety to the role’.

Philipp Jekal sings on Naxos’s recording of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg (2110657 / NBD0108V): ‘[Jekal]... throws himself admirably into the part [of Don Estoban]’ (Opera News).

Klaus Florian Vogt is dubbed as ‘one of the premiere Wagnerians of the moment’ by Opera Wire. ‘After more than 15 years of singing Walther, Klaus Florian Vogt’s clarion tenor has lost none of its beauty and brilliance’ wrote Bachtrack.
- Walther von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor)
- Eva: Heidi Stober (soprano)
- Hans Sachs: Johan Reuter (bass-baritone)
- Sixtus Beckmesser: Philipp Jekal (baritone)
- Veit Pogner: Albert Pesendorfer (bass)
- David: Ya-Chung Huang (tenor)

Stage directors: Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Anna Viebrock

Picture format: HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1
Language: German
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean
Region: A, B, C

  • Release Details
    Release Date: November 10th, 2023
    Movie Release Year: 2022
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Naxos
  • Technical Specs
    Length:281 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080i AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
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