- Norbert Ernst (Tenor)
- Carola Guber (Mezzo Soprano)
- Franz Hawlata (Bass-Baritone)
- Michaela Kaune (Soprano)
- Artur Korn (Bass)
- Klaus Vogt (Tenor)
- Michael Volle (Baritone)
Notes & Reviews:
"Ostensibly Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 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."
Director Katharina Wagner, the composer's great grand-daughter, turns "Die Meistersinger von Nnrnberg" (Opus Arte Blu-ray DVD) on its head at the 2008 Bayreuth Festival. Beckmesser's creative spirit is "liberated" in Act 2 by a paint-throwing riot. Rules gone, his "prize" song in Act 3 involves uncovering a naked man on a table full of dirt. It's art gone wild, anything goes, but all is chillingly quelled by a conservative Hans Sachs. It is an intriguing concept, certainly one worth experiencing once.
Run Time: 306 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.0 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Mayr: Medea in Corinto / Bolton, Michael, Vargas, Miles, Shrader [2 DVD]
Bellini: Norma / Julian Reynolds/Netherland CO, Hasmik Papian, Hugh Smith, Irini Tsirakidis [2 DVD]
Verdi: Les Vêpres Siciliennes / Carignani, Haveman, Fritz, Szabo [2 DVD]
Salzburg Festival - Strauss: Lieder; Alpensinfonie - Fleming, Vienna PO - Thielemann [DVD]
Cimarosa: The Secret Marriage / Maazel, Greindl, Koth, Otto, Johnson [DVD]
Verdi: La Forza del Destino / Gergiev, Gorchakova, Putilin, Grigorian [DVD]
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh / Vedernikov, Kazakov, Panfilov, etc [2 DVD]
Janacek: Jenufa / Roocroft, Polaski, Dvorsky, Schukoff [DVD]
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Noseda, Anastassov [DVD]
Works DetailsWagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
- Performers: Norbert Ernst (Tenor); Carola Guber (Mezzo Soprano); Franz Hawlata (Bass-Baritone); Michaela Kaune (Soprano); Artur Korn (Bass); Klaus Vogt (Tenor); Michael Volle (Baritone)
- Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
- Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1862-1867