Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Bayerische Staatsoper (2016) - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Bayerische Staatsoper (2016)

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Even during his lifetime in the 16th century he was already famous and highly regarded as a reformatory lyricist and playwright. And at least by the time Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg premiered, he had become synonymous with a certain kind of urban lifestyle: Hans Sachs is portrayed by Wagner as an ambassador for a traditional institution that, though positively viewed, is in need of reform.

In his encounter with the nobleman Walter von Stolzing, he accomplishes his actual masterpiece, in that he is able to mould Walter's progressive, subjectivistic art into something that can be understood and accepted by all. Walter is not in the least bit interested in the tradition of the masters and is committed solely to serving his own love interests. Art for everyone! Away with the elite! No l'art pour l'art! And yet Sachs's endeavours are dangerous: His message, "Do not deride the masters!" always threatens to leave a bitter aftertaste: "Was deutsch und echt wüßt' keiner mehr, lebt's nicht in deutscher Meister Ehr'." [None would know what's German and true, were it not to survive through the honour of German masters] - that would be narrow-minded smugness, hollow populism and nationalism.

With all these questions, truly a work for Munich - which it has been ever since its world premiere here.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.


May 16, 2016 16:00:00

May 22, 2016 16:00:00

May 26, 2016 16:00:00

May 29, 2016 16:00:00

June 04, 2016 16:00:00

July 28, 2016 17:00:00

July 31, 2016 16:00:00


David Bösch

Kirill Petrenko

Wolfgang Koch

Christof Fischesser

Johannes Martin Kränzle

Jonas Kaufmann

Benjamin Bruns

Sara Jakubiak

Okka Von der Damerau

Kevin Conners

Christian Rieger

Oliver Zwarg

Markus Eiche

Ulrich Reß

Francesco Petrozzi

Stefan Heibach

Christoph Stephinger

Peter Lobert

Tareq Nazmi

Friedemann Röhlig

Work's characters list



Hans Sachs

Veit Pogner

Sixtus Beckmesser

Walther von Stolzing




Kunz Vogelgesang

Konrad Nachtigall

Fritz Kothner

Fritz Kothner

Balthazar Zorn

Augustin Moser


Hans Foltz

Hans Schwarz

Ein Nachtwächter

Hermann Ortel

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Bayerische Staatsoper (2016) (Production - Münich, germany)

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