Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
Label: NAXOS DVD
Format: DVD VIDEO
Albert Pesendorfer Anna Viebrock Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Götz Filenius Heidi Stober Johan Reuter John, JOHAN REUTER
Triumphantly premiered in 1868, "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" evokes the singing guilds of mid-16th-century Nuremburg, a focal point of the Northern European Renaissance. Wagner’s only mature comic opera concerns the young knight Walther von Stolzing’s love for Eva whom the town clerk Beckmesser also covets. Against the background of a singing contest, cobbler-singer Hans Sachs’ nobility ensures the reconciliation of youth and age, and tradition and innovation. Deutsche Oper Berlin’s provocative new staging was considered ‘entertaining throughout’ and ‘thought-provoking’ by BR Klassik.