Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Opera in three acts
Libretto by the composer
First performance: 1868 in Munich
Th, 30.05.2019
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster

Tradition or change, youth or old age, law and order or chaos and anarchy, self-interests or general welfare, nationalism or globalisation - a balancing act which can shape a society for better or worse. In the world of the "Meistersinger", an artists' drama and lovely story are the central forces which finally tip the scales of a nation. Wagner's magical poetry casts a fine line between tragedy and comedy. In order to avert chaos in Nuremberg and build a new future, master Hans Sachs must proceed with wisdom, humanity, insight and abandonment.

Cast

Conductor Patrick Lange
Director Bernd Mottl
Stage & Costume Designer Friedrich Eggert
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Lighting Designer Klaus Krauspenhaar
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Michael Volle
Veit Pogner Günther Groissböck
Eva Betsy Horne
Magdalena Margarete Joswig
Walther von Stolzing Thomas Blondelle
Sixtus Beckmesser Johannes Martin Kränzle
David Daniel Behle
Fritz Kothner Benjamin Russell
Kunz Vogelgesang Ralf Rachbauer
Konrad Nachtigal Florian Kontschak
Balthasar Zorn Rouwen Huther
Ulrich Eislinger Reiner Goldberg
Augustin Moser Andreas Karasiak
Hermann Ortel Daniel Carison
Hans Schwarz Philipp Mayer
Hans Foltz Wolfgang Vater
Nightwatchman Tuncay Kurtoglu
Chor & Extrachor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden