Concert will begin at 16:00 hours GMT
Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' with Volle, Davidsen, Mahnke, Vogt and Appleby from New York
Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' is a music drama in three acts, with a libretto 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: Michael Volle.
Walther von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt.
Veit Pogner: Georg Zeppenfeld.
Eva: Lise Davidsen.
Magdalene: Claudia Mahnke.
David: Paul Appleby.
Sixtus Beckmesser: Johannes Martin Kränzle.
Fritz Kothner: Martin Gantner.
Nachtwachter: Alexander Tsymbalyuk.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.
Recorded 4 November 2021.