Die Meistersinger Tickets
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg or the The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is one of the longest yet incredible operatic repertoires written and composed by Richard Wagner. The production was premiered by Hans von Bülow at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in 1868. This opening work of Wagner was received with critical acclaim by its voluminous fans. In the following years, the opera was also performed in the towns and cities of Germany like Dresden, Karlsruhe, Dessau, Hanover, Mannheim and Weimar. The prominent German opera, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg became an icon of the patriotic German art during 1870s. This mood lifting production is performed as a celebration of German culture till date and is known to arouse an enigmatic communal feeling among audiences. On top of this, its music performance adds another layer of festivity to it
Wagner’s operas that were composed in 1970s and 1980s are known to portray oppression that bogs down much of the joy. However, this particular creation is one of the mature yet original operas of Wagner that is free from all the terrible doom and gloom. It has no supernatural or magical events occurring but strikes a perfect balance between tradition and inspiration. If you have not seen it, you do not know what you are missing on, so get your hands on Die Meistersinger tickets as soon as you can.
Set in Nuremberg in the middle of the sixteenth century, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg revolves around the association of middle class musicians, poets and master craftsmen. These master singers adopt a complex approach in composing and performing music. The curtains unfold with the choir singing at the St. Catherine’s Church at Nuremberg. During the singing, a young knight from Franconia, Walther, falls in love with Eva who is the daughter of a rich goldsmith and a prominent member of the Meistersingers’ guild, Veit Pogner.
Pogner makes it clear that his daughter, Eva will only marry the winning candidate of the upcoming singing competition. Walther participates in the singing competition in the quest of gaining Eva’s hand. Being unfamiliar with the singing laws of the guild, he fails to prove himself as the best candidate. Though the performance does not match the rules of the guild, but the judges accept the fact that Walther’s voice has that real poetic power. It is during St. John’s festival when Pogner discovers his daughter’s feelings for Walther. Beckmesser is another prominent character who plays the role of a shoemaker. Both regular opera goers and new comers acclaim this joyful comic character. If you want to watch the midsummer madness unfold, grab your bit of Die Meistersinger tickets and indulge yourself in tumultuous excitement.
There are several unique recordings of this wonderful opera made by different composers. Marek Janowski has conducted Wagner's opera in a way that the creation remains fresh in the minds of opera attendees forever. The upbeat cast of this masterpiece is the major force behind the successful stage production. Albert Dohmen simply enthralls the audience with his rich glorious voice. The audiences burst into a united roar of laughter when Dietrich Henschel delivers his comical performance.
Similarly, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden has also proved to be a seasonal delight. The strong sense of imagination, energy and power in Antonio Pappano’s performance cast a spell of enchantment during the operatic play. The upbeat singers like Tempi, Simon O’Neill, John Tomlinson and Robert Lloyd have sung with all the spirit and grace on stage. The costume design and stage setting perfectly harmonize with each other; the flashing orange and the dazzling gold light and full-of-life fancy Brueghelesque ensemble retains much of the essence of the seasonal midsummer delight.