2nd July

Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg' with Reuter, Pesendorfer, Pauly, Lehman and Vogt from Berlin

Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written by the composer. The story is set in Nuremberg in the mid-16th century. At the time, Nuremberg was a free imperial city and one of the centers of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. The story revolves around the city's guild of Meistersinger (Master Singers), an association of amateur poets and musicians who were primarily master craftsmen of various trades. The master singers had developed a craftsmanlike approach to music-making, with an intricate system of rules for composing and performing songs. Performers: Hans Sachs: Johan Reuter. Veit Pogner: Albert Pesendorfer. Kunz Vogelgesang: Gideon Poppe. Konrad Nachtigall: Simon Pauly. Sixtus Beckmesser: Philipp Jekal. Fritz Kothner: Thomas Lehman. Balthasar Zorn: Jörg Schörner. Ulrich Eißlinger: Clemens Bieber. Augustin Moser: Burkhard Ulrich. Hermann Ortel: Stephen Bronk. Hans Schwarz: Byung Gil Kim. Hans Foltz: Tobias Kehrer. Walther von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt. Deutsche Oper Berlin Choir. Deutsche Opera Berlin Orchestra. Conductor: Markus Stenz. Live.

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