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Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg / Weikl, Jerusalem, Stein

Wagner / Weikl / Jerusalem / Bay / Stein
Release Date: 06/13/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000678009  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Performer:  Mari Anne HägganderGraham ClarkHermann PreySiegfried Jerusalem,   ... 
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival OrchestraBayreuth Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
(Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)
Bernd Weikl · Siegfried Jerusalem · Hermann Prey · Mari Anne Häggander · Graham Clark
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Horst Stein

Directed by Wolfgang Wagner
Video Director: Brian Large
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A production of UNITEL, Munich

* Staged and directed by Richard Wagner’s grandson Wolfgang at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 1984, this production of Wagner’s only comic opera features an all-star cast and the Bayreuther Festspiele chorus and
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* This authentic production dispenses with the common clichés to reveal the humanity of each character – here, Beckmesser (Hermann Prey) is no longer a foolish caricature but a cultivated intellectual; Stolzing (Siegfried Jerusalem) emerges as a thoughtful individual rather than aggressive aristocrat; and Hans Sachs (Bernd Weikl) sheds his solemn patriarchal veneer to become a likeable middle-aged man.


“Hermann Prey´s interpretation of Beckmesser as a cultivated intellectual is a triumph of dramatic and vocal artistry: a stunning performance . . . Brilliant . . . Bernd Weikl as Sachs – an almost unique combination of musical refinement and expressive power.” -- Abendzeitung, Munich
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Works on This Recording

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Mari Anne Häggander (Soprano), Graham Clark (Tenor), Hermann Prey (Baritone),
Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 

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