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Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

From Left: The Met presents Richard Wagners’ DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG Otto Schenk, Production/Director; Antonio Pappano, Conductor Michael Volle, Lise Davidsen, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Met Orchestra and Chorus Dress Rehearsals photographed: Tuesday, October 19 - Friday, October 22, 2021; 11:00 AM at The Metropolitan Opera; New York, NY. Photograph: © 2021 Richard Termine PHOTO CREDIT - RICHARD TERMINE

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 season of Saturday matinee broadcasts continues with Wagner’s epic comedy about tradition and innovation, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg the Mastersingers of Nuremburg, in a performance from last fall.

Maestro Antonio Pappano made a triumphant return to the Met podium, leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus in this rich score.

Baritone Michael Volle starred as the wise shoemaker Hans Sachs, alongside tenor Klaus Florian Vogt as the impetuous young Walther, and soprano Lise Davidsen as Eva.

The acclaimed cast also featured Paul Appleby, Johannes Martin Kränzle, and Georg Zeppenfeld.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 14th.

To view an English translation of the libretto for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, click here.

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