Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

One of the longest operas still performed, Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger tells the story of a Master Singers guild in Renaissance Germany. The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of the three-act opera features South African tenor Johan Botha as Walther von Stolzing, the charismatic young knight. Botha sings opposite Amanda Majeski, an American soprano who plays the heroine of the story, Eva Pogner.

Bass-baritone James Morris and Danish baritone Bo Skovhus play suitors who compete for Pogner’s hand in marriage alongside Stolzing. Chaos ensues amongst the guild of passionate singers who compete for musical honors as well as the beautiful Pogner. The production is conducted by Andrew Davis.

CAST:
Hans Sachs James Morris
Stolzing  Johan Botha
Eva  Amanda Majeski
Beckmesser Bo Skovhus
David  David Portillo
Magdalene Jamie Barton
Pogner  Dimitry Ivashchenko
Kothner  Darren Jeffery

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Marie Lambert
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson