Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The Metropolitan Opera will present Richard Wagner's comedy opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the first time in seven years as part of its 2021-22 season. The recent yet celebrated addition to the Metropolitan Opera company Lise Davidsen will join renowned Wagner performers Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt for two weeks of fall performances. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg tickets will be available soon.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is an opera set in Nuremberg, Germany, in the mid-16th century at the time of the Northern European Renaissance. The city was a center of the artistic movement, and one of its prominent artistic groups was the guild of Meistersinger, or master-singers, comprising master craftsmen who joined the amateur guild as poets and musicians. In the opera, a young knight named Walther and a woman named Eva have fallen in love. He seeks to join the singers' guild in the hopes of winning the group's singing contest, as the winner will earn Eva's hand in marriage. As he attempts to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the Meistersinger, he shakes up their rigid rules for how music should be sung. Join Walther as he forges a new musical tradition and seeks love along the way.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is unique among Wagner's operas, as its story is set in a real historical time period rather than a mythical setting, and it is the only of his operas where no supernatural elements are present. It is also Wagner's only comedy and his only opera with a fully original story. Its premiere occurred in June 1868 at The National Theatre Munich in Germany, and it made its Metropolitan Opera and United States debut in January 1886.
Tickets for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in New York will be on sale on New York Theatre Guide soon.