Ready for a different kind of experience? Want to enjoy Wagner’s magnificent music for hours on end, while witnessing a story that is lighthearted and funny, yet deals with a serious and important theme? Want to hear top-notch soloists in an opera that’s all about who sings best? The Master Singers of Nuremberg has all that and more!
After falling in love with Eva, Walther finds out that she has been promised to the winner of the master singers’ song contest. Walther is determined to win, but must first be accepted into the guild. He sings beautifully, but violates all the rules of the master singers and is refused membership. This leads Walther to scorn the old-fashioned group, particularly the nit-picky judge Sixtus Beckmesser, who is personally bent on winning Eva’s hand. An older master singer, Hans Sachs, helps Walther write a new song, which is performed with more feeling than ever before heard ...
Unlike many of Wagner’s other operas, The Master Singers of Nuremberg is not about gods or sorceresses, but everyday people. It is often described as Wagner’s only comical opera. But even though the opera is lighthearted, clever and optimistic, there is an underlying sense of seriousness and melancholy. Director Richard Jones succeeds in bringing out the humorous and surrealistic aspects of the piece, while at the same time portraying the various characters in Nuremberg with warmth and understanding.
Performed in German with Norwegian and English subtitles.
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The Master Singers of Nuremberg
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