Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [complete opera recorded in 2012]

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [complete opera recorded in 2012]
Glyndebourne Opera / Gerald Finley, Anna Gabler, Johannes Martin Kränzle / London Philharmonic Orchestra, VladimirJurowski

[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Saturday 2 February 2013

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Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

"Gerald Finley's pivotal Sachs relish[es] this intensely verbal role with a Lieder-singer's skill and beauty...Jurowski completes the ensemble with a beautiful account, unfolding the story with pace and details...Together they make the immense performance the most uplifting performance I can recall" (BBC Music Five Stars)

"The camerawork - mostly close-up - is superb, focusing on the intimacy of the Glyndebourne stage and the visual expressiveness of a young cast. Vicki Mortimer's Biedermeyer sets are notably more handsome on film than in the theatre, and the performance (captured late in the inaugural run) breathes a general air of wellbeing" (Financial Times)

"McVicar's staging stokes the glow of Meistersinger's humane heart...and above all he reminds us that this is an opera about youth and self-discovery. Gerald Finley's pivotal Sachs relish[es] this intensely verbal role with a Lieder-singer's skill and beauty...Jurowski completes the ensemble with a beautiful account, unfolding the story with pace and details...Together they make the immense performance the most uplifting performance I can recall" (BBC Music Five Stars)

"Jurowski handles the score with seriousness and pomp...Finley has the role of Hans Sachs massively in focus, both musically and dramatically. He is compulsively watchable throughout...McVicar's production is best at one-to-one emotional confrontations but rather loud and messy in ensemble scenes...it would be mealy-mouthed not to notice the commitment and enthusiasm steaming off the stage, while Finley's work has to be seen and heard" (Gramophone)