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Watch: Insights into Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 February 2017 at 11.30am | 3 Comments

ROH Insight event exploring Kasper Holten's forthcoming new production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was be livestreamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel and this page from 7.40pm GMT on 15 February 2017, and you can watch on demand here.

The event saw the director give a first glimpse of his production, as well as insights into the score from Music Director Antonio Pappano and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.

This production of Die Meistersinger sees Kasper Holten's make his farewell as The Royal Opera’s Director of Opera. In it, he explores parallels between the hierarchical, tradition-bound ways of the Meistersingers and the historical ritual and pageantry still evident in today’s London – thus teasing out Wagner’s wider considerations on the relationship between audiences, critics and artists.

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg runs 11-31 March 2017. Tickets are still available

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE, Dr Genevieve Davies, Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Maggie Copus, Peter and Fiona Espenhahn, Malcolm Herring, The Metherell Family, Die Meistersinger Production Syndicate and the Wagner Circle. It is a co-production with National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing, and Opera Australia.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

13 February 2017 at 11.30am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Antonio Pappano, Bryn Terfel, by Kasper Holten, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Kasper Holten, live stream, Production, ROH Insight, Wagner, YouTube

This article has 3 comments

  1. John Hunter responded on 20 February 2017 at 8:59pm Reply

    Absolutely fascinating, informative and entertaining. Learn so much from Maestro Pappano in particular. One burning issue for me (from Scotland) is why is this production not being broadcast as part of ROH live? These broadcasts are absolutely life enhancing on so many levels and it is such a shame this is not being shown. Much the same can be said of the failure to broadcast Rosenkavalier. It would be good to know! Thanks, John

    • Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media)) responded on 21 February 2017 at 1:18pm

      Hi John,

      So pleased you enjoyed the Insight, and thank you for your comments about the cinema broadcasts.

      We do try and share as much as possible in cinemas as we want to share our art forms with as many people as possible, not just those able to visit London. Unfortunately, while we'd like to film everything that's on stage, our cinema broadcasts rely on a number of legal and financial agreements (with all the stakeholders involved in the productions, including but not limited to directors, orchestral musicians, set designers, soloists, etc) before they can be shared. Sometimes we simply don't have the budget to be able to capture and broadcast everything in our Season.

      We do try to offer a good balance of repertory classics and new productions within each cinema season, so even though not all of our productions are broadcast, we hope there's enough to cater for as many people as possible.

      I hope that's helpful.

      All the best,


  2. John Hunter responded on 21 February 2017 at 1:33pm Reply

    Thanks for that.....appreciated.

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