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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
Michael Volle (Baritone), Roberto Saccà (Tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass), Anna Gabler (Soprano), Markus Werba (Baritone), Monika Bohinec (Mezzo-Soprano), Peter Sonn (Tenor)
Stefan Herheim (Σκηνοθέτης)
Filmed during the 2013 Salzburg Festival, this new staging of Richard Wagner’s “Meistersinger”, conducted by Daniele Gatti, burst upon the audience like a thunderclap. The New York Times deemed it “…fresh, charming and perceptive…magical and irresistible!” The Neue Zürcher Zeitung noted how convincingly the chorus of the Vienna State Opera acted out the crowds and “how splendid the Vienna Philharmonic sounds”. Director Stefan Herheim’s inspired staging set this midsummer night’s dream as a fairytale narrative. The lavish stage set radiated a youthful charm. Roberto Sacca as Walther von Stolzing showed effortless control in his superb realization of the part; Michael Volle has both the voice and the acting ability to flesh out a fascinatingly multi-layered portrait of Hans Sachs. The package design follows the successful Salzburg Festival serial blueprint with luxury slipcase, and includes “A Making of…” documentary.