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Articles tagged with "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"

From Moscow to Peking via Nuremburg: how opera uses folk music

15 March 2017

From traditional Japanese folk music to mysterious Spanish popular songs, opera has long been drawing on national music to explore 'exotic' cultures and celebrate national traditions.

The man behind the Meistersinger: Who was the real Hans Sachs?

15 March 2017

Wagner's operatic hero actually existed, and his Monty Python-esque works range from the bawdy to the poignant.

Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg musical highlight: ‘Selig, wie die Sonne’

14 March 2017

Richard Wagner’s magnificent quintet – arguably his greatest ensemble – radiantly celebrates love and art.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg?

13 March 2017

Kasper Holten makes his farewell with a performance of Wagner's comic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano and starring Bryn Terfel.

Why Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is an opera for our times

6 March 2017

Wagner may have written his opera in the 19th century, but its themes of tension between populism and elitism make it strikingly relevant today.

Opera Essentials: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

24 February 2017

Our quick introduction to Richard Wagner’s glorious, profound comedy The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, on the role of the artist.

Watch: Insights into Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

13 February 2017

Bryn Terfel, Antonio Pappano and Kasper Holten explored the music and production of Wagner's opera.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Remembrance of things past: Nostalgia in opera

14 December 2015

Opera is one of many art forms that loves to dwell on what might have been.

Director of Opera Kasper Holten to leave The Royal Opera in March 2017

9 December 2015

The search for his successor will begin in the New Year.

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