The cast of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg © Glyndebourne. Photographer: Alastair Muir.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner
Glyndebourne
Directed by David McVicar

David McVicar's celebrated production transports Wagner's famously controversial German nationalist opera to the 19th century.

Gerald Finley stars as cobbler Hans Sachs, opera's longest role, in this celebration of music, art and philosophy.

Sung in German with English subtitles.

Production duration: 4 hrs 41 min
Glyndebourne

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Walther von Stolzing
    Marco Jentzsch
  • Eva
    Anna Gabler
  • Magdalene
    Michaela Selinger
  • David
    Topi Lehtipuu
  • Veit Pogner
    Alastair Miles
  • Sixtus Beckmesser
    Johannes Martin Kränzle
  • Hans Sachs
    Gerald Finley
  • Kunz Vogelgesang
    Colin Judson
  • Konrad Nachtigall
    Andrew Slater
  • Fritz Kothner
    Henry Waddington
  • Hermann Ortel
    Robert Poulton
  • Balthasar Zorn
    Alasdair Elliott
  • Augustin Moser
    Daniel Norman
  • Ulrich Eisslinger
    Adrian Thompson
  • Hans Schwartz
    Graeme Broadbent
  • Hans Foltz
    Maxim Mikhailov
  • A Nightwatchman
    Mats Almgren
  • Orchestra
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chorus
    The Glyndebourne Chorus

Team

  • Vladimir Jurowski
    Conductor
  • David McVicar
    Director
  • Vicki Mortimer
  • Paule Constable
    Lighting Designer
  • Andrew George
    Movement Director
  • Nicholas Hall
    Fight Director