Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

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Label: DG
Catalog: 0734160
Format: DVD

2 DVD - Label: Dg - 004400734160 - Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg - Wagner, Richard - Baritone: Bernd Weikl - Bass: Manfred Schenk - Tenor: Andras Molnar - Baritone: Martin Egel - Baritone: Hermann Prey - Conductor: Horst Stein - Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra - Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus

Staged and directed by Richard Wagner's grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner's only comedy dispenses with the common cliches to reveal the humanity of each character. Here, Beckmesser is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing emerges as a thoughtful individual rather that aggressive aristocrat; and Hans Sachs sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man.

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