• Richard Wagner and Friedrich Voss
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) (1861)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translations by Frederick Jameson and John Gutman for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.
arr. by Friedrich Voss

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  • Richard Wagner
  • Friedrich Voss
  • Libretto by the composer. English translations by Frederick Jameson and John Gutman.
  • English, German

Programme Note

Cast List:
MASTERSINGERS
   HANS SACHS, Shoemaker: Bass
   VEIT POGNER, Goldsmith: Bass
   KUNZ VOGELSANG, Furrier: Tenor
   KONRAD NACHTIGALL, Tinsmith: Bass
   SIXTUS BECKMESSER, Town Clerk: Bass
   FRITZ KOTHNER, Baker: Bass
   BALTHASAR ZORN, Pewterer: Tenor
   ULRICH EISSLINGER, Grocer: Tenor
   AUGUSTIN MOSER, Soapmaker: Bass
   HERMANN ORTEL, Stocking Weaver: Bass
   HANS FOLTZ, Coppersmith: Bass

   WALTHER VON STOLZING, a young knight from Franconia: Tenor
   DAVID, Sachs' Apprentice: Tenor
   EVA, Pogner's daughter: Soprano
   MAGDALENE, Eva's companion: Mezzo-Soprano
   A NIGHTWATCHMAN: Bass
   Men and Women of all Guilds, Journeymen, Prentices, Girls, Townspeople.

Synopsis:
In Die Meistersinger, Wagner broke away from his tradition of the Gesamtkunstwerk to write a delightfully fresh and bitingly satirical comic review of a century and a half of German music.