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Work: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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ComposerWagner, Richard (1813-1883)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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StockholmDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Alan Gilbert; Royal Swedish Opera; Christina Nilsson; Klas Hedlund; Ola Eliasson; John Lundgren

MunichDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Kirill Petrenko; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Julia Kleiter; Benjamin Bruns
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Kosky’s Meistersinger conquers Bayreuth again

Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther) and Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) © Bayreuther Festspiele | Enrico Nawrath
Kosky’s production manages to maintain all hallmarks of a 16th-century fairy tale, while juxtaposing them with questions of deep human, political and artistic problems. Regietheater at its best.
*****
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Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
There's little to like in Andrea Moses' production, but a fine cast and glorious playing and conducting make for an enthralling performance of Wagner's grand comedy.  
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt demonstrate that they are indeed master singers in Munich, despite adversity, in a revival of David Bösch's contemporary production.
****1
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Meistersinger Act 3 for a State Opera Wagner anniversary

Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Aa fitting tribute to the 20th anniversary of State Opera of South Australia’s ongoing romance with the music of Richard Wagner.
****1
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