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Wagner: Die Meistersinger (Bayreuth)

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2010

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.

Hans Sachs: Franz Hawlata
Veit Pogner: Artur Korn
Sixtus Beckmesser: Michael Volle
Walther Von Stolzing: Klaus Florian Vogt
David: Norbert Ernst
Eva: Michaela Kaune
Magdalene: Carola Guber

Bayreuther Festspiele Chorus
Bayreuther Festspiele Orchestra

Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
Stage director: Katharina Wagner

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