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Articles tagged with "Hans Sachs"

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.

Opera in the Real World: The historical figures behind some of opera's greatest characters

5 January 2015

Composers have often looked to the real world for operatic inspiration – though their real-life subjects often undergo some operatization on their way to the stage.

Sir John Tomlinson on Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

14 December 2011

In the first of two blogs, the great Wagnerian talks about taking on a new role in Meistersinger and what makes the opera extraordinary.