Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / by Richard Wagner ; production, Otto Schenck ; stage director, Peter McClintock ; video director, Brian Large ; a Metropolitan Opera television production

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Subjects: Operas
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: German, Accompanying material in German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Accompanying material in English, Accompanying material in French, English (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon ; New York, NY : Disbributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp., [2004]
LC Classification: M
Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (292 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + Program notes (20 p. )
Added Titles: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Additional Authors: Performer : Morris, James, 1947-
Performer : Pape, René
Performer : Allen, Thomas, 1944-
Performer : Heppner, Ben
Performer : Polenzani, Matthew
Performer : Mattila, Karita
Performer : Grove, Jill
Performer : Relyea, John
Conductor : Levine, James, 1943-
Producer : Schenk, Otto
Director : McClintock, Peter
Director : Large, Brian
Designer : Schneider-Siemssen, Günther
Designer : Langenfass, Rolf
Designer : Wechsler, Gil
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Notes: UPC: 044007309490
Videorecording number: B0003455-09
DVD; DTS 5.1, Dolby digital 5.1, PCM stereo.; picture format 4:3; region code 0 (worldwide)
Opera in three acts, libretto by the composer
Sung in German; subtitles in German, English, French, Spanish and Chinese
James Morris (Hans Sachs) ; René Pape (Veit Pogner) ; Thomas Allen (Sixtus Beckmesser) ; Ben Heppner (Walther von Stolzing) ; Matthew Polenzani (David) ; Karita Mattila (Eva) ; Jill Grove (Magdalene) ; John Relyea (Ein Nachtwächter) ; supporting soloists ; Metropolitan Opera and Chorus ; James Levine, conductor
Produced at the Metropolitan Opera House, December 2001
Credits: Set design, Günther Schneider-Siemssen ; costume design, Rolf Langenfass ; lighting designer, Gil Wechsler
Summary: Among Wagner's mature operas, this is the only comedy. It is based on a true story of the guild of Meistersingers (Master singers). The town goldsmith announces that the winner of the Midsummer's Day song contest will win his daughter, but must also be or become a Mastersinger. The cobbler Hans Sachs (an actual historical figure) helps Walther compose a Mastersong with which to defeat his rival Beckmesser and win Eva
Bonus: pictures gallery ("Die Meistersinger" at the Met); trailer
Program notes and synopsis by Kenneth Chalmers in English with French and German translations (20 p. : ports.) in container
OCLC Number: 57449407
ISBN/ISSN: 0440073094