Concert will begin at 16:04 hours GMT
Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' with Volle, Zeppenfeld, Vogt, Nylund and Lehmkuhl from Bayreuth
Bayreuth Festival. 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.
Veit Pogner: Georg Zeppenfeld.
Kunz Vogelgesang, Kürschner: Tansel Akzeybek.
Konrad Nachtigal, Spengler: Armin Kolarczyk.
Sixtus Beckmesser: Bo Skovhus.
Fritz Kothner¡: Werner Van Mechelen.
Balthasar Zorn¡: Martin Homrich.
Ulrich Eisslinger¡: Christopher Kaplan.
Augustin Moser¡: Ric Furman.
Hermann Orteli: Raimund Nolte.
Hans Schwarz: Andreas Hörl.
Hans Foltz: Timo Riihonen.
Walther von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt.
David: Daniel Behle.
Eva: Camilla Nylund.
Magdalene: Wiebke Lehmkuhl.
Ein Nachtwächter: Günther Groissböck.
Bayreuth Festival Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Jordan.
Delayed broadcast. Broadcast also at 18:04 GMT by German radio stations WDR 3, NDR Kultur, MDR Kultur, SWR 2, SR 2 Kulturradio, HR 2 Kultur, RBB Kultur and Bremen Zwei.