Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Today at 12 pm, the new season of live broadcasts from the Met Opera continues with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
James Levine returns to Wagner in this epic comedy, which is back at the Met for the first time in eight years. Michael Volle is in the central role of Hans Sachs, the modest shoemaker. Johan Botha reprises the demanding role of Walther, the restless knight who has come to Nuremberg, where he quickly falls for Eva, the lovely daughter of Pogner, the wealthy goldsmith (played here by Annette Dasch).
One of the longest operas in the repertory, it features a stream of glorious melody that clocks in at six hours including intermissions. The Met is reviving the 1993 Otto Schenk production one last time for this run.
Conductor: James Levine
Eva: Annette Dasch
Magdalene: Karen Cargill
Walther von Stolzing: Johan Botha
David: Paul Appleby
Hans Sachs: Michael Volle
Beckmesser: Johannes Martin Kränzle
Kothner: Martin Gantner
Pogner: Hans-Peter König
Nightwatchman: Matthew Rose