Ópera cómica en la que el joven caballero Walther von Stolzing, que se acaba de trasladar a Nuremberg, tiene el propósito de ganar un concurso de canto ya que el padre de su amada Eva ha prometido la mano de su hija a aquel que se corone como ganador del concurso. Sin embargo, Beckmesser, que también está enamorado de Eva, forma parte del jurado que debe señalar los fallos de los candidatos, y por celos hacia Stolzing le rechaza. Finalmente, Hans Sachs ayudará a Stolzig a ganar el concurso, a pesar de estar también interesado en Eva.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The mastersingers of Nuremberg
24 Apr, 24 - 25 May, 24
Musical conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado | Stage direction: Laurent Pelly | Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
This production is a musical event 22 years after its last performance at the Teatro Real; at the same time it is a tour de force for artists, technical teams and staff, due to its demands at all levels. Pablo Heras-Casado will be at the helm of this production, after all the Wagners he has already conducted at the Teatro Real and together with the voices of Gerald Finley and Jongmin Park.
This monumental opera deals with themes such as tradition versus innovation, the struggle for creative freedom and the importance of true love and honesty. It also has a political dimension, as it is set at a time when German national unity was a burning issue and culture and music were used to promote it.
The score of the only comedy by Wagner - except Das Liebesverbot/The Ban on Love– occupies more than 800 pages (also consider the 600 pages of Parsifal), and its protagonist, the cobbler Hans Sachs has a part which is equivalent to the three Wotan roles of the Ring all together. The key to explain these numbers resides in its style, in the predominance of quick tempos and the conversational aspect of the vocal writing which comes close - more, perhaps than any of the other Wagnerian musical dramas - to the ideal of singing theatre advocated by the composer.
Superior in every way, Die Meistersinger is also something like the bourgeois antipode of Tannhäuser and the passions of Tristan und Isolde explained on a human scale. It is also a new and original indication of the composer’s interest in medieval culture, called on here, as a reflection on the function of art as tradition and as a transforming force. It comes to the stage through the eyes of Laurent Pelly –La fille du régiment, Viva la mamma–, who measures his proverbial gift for comedy in what will be his first Wagner production.
Musical drama in three acts
Music and libretto by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Premiere at Royal Court Theatre of Munich on 21 June 1868
Premiere at the Teatro Real on 18 March 1893
New production of the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Royal Danish Opera of Copenhagen
Musical conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Stage direction: Laurent Pelly
Costumes: Laurent Pelly y Jean-Jacques Delmotte
Set design: Caroline Ginet
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Chorus master: José Luis Basso
Hans Sachs: Gerald Finley
Veit Pogner: Jongmin Park
Kunz Vogelgesang: Paul Schweinester
Konrad Nachtigal: Barnaby Rea
Sixtus Beckmesser: Leigh Melrose
Fritz Kothner: José Antonio López
Balthasar Zorn: Albert Casals
Ulrich Eisslinger: Kyle van Schoonhoven
Augustin Moser: Jorge Rodríguez- Norton
Hermann Ortel: Bjørn Waag
Hans Schwarz: Valeriano Lanchas
Walther von Stolzing: Tomislav Mužek
David: Sebastian Kohlhepp
Eva: Nicole Chevalier
Magdalene: Anna Lapkovskaja
Sereno: Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Synopsis of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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