THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) Richard Wagner

THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) Richard Wagner

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
(Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Richard Wagner


opera in three acts
libretto by the composer
sung in German with Polish surtitles
conductor GABRIEL CHMURA
director MICHAEL STURM
set designer and costume designer MATTHIAS ENGELMANN
lighting designer MAREK RYDIAN
chorus master MARIUSZ OTTO
assistant director ANDRZEJ OGÓRKIEWICZBARTŁOMIEJ SZCZESZEK

CAST

Hans Sachs FRANK VAN HOVE
Walther von Stolzing CHRISTIAN VOIGT
Eva MONIKA MYCH-NOWICKA, MAGDALENA NOWACKA
Sixtus Beckmesser JAROMIR TRAFANKOWSKI
Veit Pogner RAFAŁ KORPIK
David PIOTR FRIEBE
Magdalene MAGDALAENA WILCZYŃSKA -GOŚ
Fritz Kothner MICHAŁ PARTYKA
Kunz Vogelgesang MIKOŁAJ ADAMCZAK
Konrad Nachtigall DAMIAN KONIECZEK
Balthazar Zorn KAROL BOCHAŃSKI
Urlich Eisslinger MAREK SZYMAŃSKI
Augustin Moser BARTŁOMIEJ SZCZESZEK
Hermann Ortel SEWERYN ROPENGA
Hans Schwartz SZYMON KOBYLIŃSKI
Hans Foltz WOJCIECH RASIAK
Nocny strażnik TOMASZ MAZUR

Poznan Opera House choir and orchestra

An opera which is the exact opposite of Richard Wagner's dark musical dramas. It is rather a comedy in and old-German costume. Wagner abandoned mythology in favour of creating a story of young man who, in order to win his sweethart's hand in marriage, must be victorious in singing competition. The trivial plot notwithstanding, the author reflects deeply on the nature and meaning of art. The opera's composer is also its librettist, and it premiered at the National Theatre in Munich on June 21st 1868. The Mastersingers of Nurnberg has not been staged in Poland since 1932. The Poznan production is directed by the Innternationale Theater und Opern Company (ITOC) artistic director Michael Sturm in cooperation with the theatre in Freiburg. The role of Hans Sachs will be performed by excellent bass Frank van Hove, and the orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Gabriel Chmura.

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