Wagner’s beloved comedy
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg takes a joyful look at the art of music itself:
what is wrong, what is right, and who decides.
The mastersingers are holding a high-stakes singing competition, and
Walther needs to win. He’s an outsider, an upstart, and he doesn’t know the
rules. But to win the hand of his beloved Eva, he must sing the greatest
song ever made.
Enter Hans Sachs: mastersinger, cobbler, and the beating human heart of
this opera. He offers the newcomer all his warmth and wisdom, knowing it
will cost his own chance at love.
Wagner’s score demands a huge cast of
exciting voices. Stefan
Vinke performs as the upstart Walther, alongside Shane
Lowrencev as Hans Sachs, Natalie
Aroyan as Eva and Warwick
Fyfe in the wonderful role of Sixtus Beckmesser.
After his triumphs with the Ring Cycle, Pietari
Inkinen returns to Australia to conduct the magnificent score for
Opera Australia. Hear the
Wagnerian forces of
Orchestra Victoria and special guests in these
performances, exclusive to Melbourne.
extravagant staging for the Royal Opera House celebrates change: how the
deepest of traditions can give way to something powerful and new. The sets
and costumes are elaborate and spectacular.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a glowing testament to the wonder of