Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Opéra national de Paris (2016) - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Opéra national de Paris (2016)


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New production

Nuremberg, Summer 1835: in a tavern, a heated debate between Richard Wagner and a carpenter-singer degenerates into a brawl. To all intents and purposes, the stage for “Die Meistersinger” is set. Marienbad, Summer 1845: drawing on the History of the Poetic Literature of the Germanspeaking Peoples as well as the biography of poet and shoemaker Hans Sachs (1494-1576), the composer sketches out the canvas for a satirical counterpart to Tannhäuser. Venice, Autumn 1861: visiting the Accademia with the Wesendoncks, Wagner is spellbound by Titian’s Assumption and decides to begin writing “Die Meistersinger” – an opera he would not complete until six years later. With a sense of self-derision with which he is not usually associated, Wagner brings together an exercise in style and an aesthetic manifesto in praise of the “noble and holy German art!”. Going beyond a nationalism which Thomas Mann would later qualify as “spiritualized”, Wagner's only comedy of his later years combines a desire for change with the ever-essential persistence of the very traditions upon which it is built and sketches a dual self-portrait of the artist, both wise and audacious, in the characters of Sachs and Walther von Stoltzing. Following an outstanding Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in 2012, Philippe Jordan joins director Stefan Herheim for the first production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Paris Opera for more than a quarter of a century. 

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


March 01, 2016 17:30:00

March 05, 2016 17:30:00

March 09, 2016 17:30:00

March 13, 2016 14:00:00

March 21, 2016 17:30:00

March 25, 2016 17:30:00

March 28, 2016 17:30:00


Stefan Herheim

Philippe Jordan

Gerald Finley

Günther Groissböck

Bo Skovhus

Brandon Jovanovich

Paul Schweinester

Julia Kleiter

Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Dietmar Kerschbaum

Ralf Lukas

Michael Kraus

Martin Homrich

Robert Wörle

Stefan Heibach

Roman Astakhov

Panajotis Iconomou

Andreas Bauer

Miljenko Turk

Work's characters list



Hans Sachs

Veit Pogner

Sixtus Beckmesser

Walther von Stolzing




Kunz Vogelgesang

Konrad Nachtigall

Fritz Kothner

Balthazar Zorn

Augustin Moser


Hans Foltz

Hans Schwarz

Ein Nachtwächter

Hermann Ortel