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

Programme Note

Cast List:
   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
   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
   Men and Women of all Guilds, Journeymen, Prentices, Girls, Townspeople.

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.