Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (complete opera recorded live in 2008)

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RICHARD WAGNER
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (complete opera recorded live in 2008)
Franz Hawlata / Klaus Florian Vogt / Michaela Kaune / Norbert Ernst / Bayreuther Festspiele / Sebastian Weigle

[ Opus Arte DVD / 2 DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 16 February 2011

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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.

Extra features:

Cast Gallery

The Making of ''Die Meistersinger''

'A 'Meistersinger' that's on an entirely new Wagnerian scale... It is full of smart ideas and moments of effective theater. ' The Washington Post

Running time 4 hours 45 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

"[Volle's Beckmesser] is so consistently alert, so wary of traditional caricature, so mellifluous in sound, and so well acted that it is, in fact, almost plausible to see him as the opera's hero...Franz Hawlata is a refreshingly youthful Sachs (which makes the Sachs-Eva-Walther triangle more affecting)"
(International Record Review)