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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (recorded live in 2011) – Tuesday 12 July

Wagner puts singing and songwriting centre stage in Glyndebourne’s biggest ever production.

Hans Sachs, sung by Gerald Finley, is the most celebrated of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians who have created complex rules for composing and performing their songs. Their world is turned upside down by free-thinking Walther, who enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva. But can this inspired rule-breaker win the hand of the woman he loves?

Sung in German with English subtitles.

Creative team
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Director David McVicar
Designer Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Choreographer Andrew George
Fight Director Nicholas Hall
Chorus Master Jeremy Bines

Cast includes
Hans Sachs Gerald Finley
Walther von Stolzing Marco Jentzsch
Sixtus Beckmesser Johannes Martin Kränzle
Veit Pogner Alastair Miles
Eva Anna Gabler
David Topi Lehtipuu
Magdalene Michaela Selinger

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

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