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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Author: Richard WagnerDonald McIntyreChristopher DoigHelena DöseCharles MackerrasAll authors
Publisher: Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corp., 1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg is the only comedy Wagner ever wrote. It is a parable of art told in terms of a simple human love story. Within the context of middle-class town life the opera symbolises the eternal conflict between the need for change, with Walther at its forefront, and the conservative forces of a too strongly held critical tradition, personified in Beckmesser. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wagner; Donald McIntyre; Christopher Doig; Helena Döse; Charles Mackerras; Michael Hampe; Peter Butler; Virginia Lumsden
OCLC Number: 775030271
Notes: "ABC video 12851"--Container.
Sung in German with English subtitles.
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, October 14, 1988.
Credits: Conductor, Charles MacKerras; director, Michael Hampe; video produced and directed by Peter Butler and Virginia Lumsden.
Cast: Donald McIntyre, Christopher Doig, Helena Doese.
Description: 2 videocassettes (VHS) (4 hr., 37 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Responsibility: Ricgard Wagner.

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg is the only comedy Wagner ever wrote. It is a parable of art told in terms of a simple human love story. Within the context of middle-class town life the opera symbolises the eternal conflict between the need for change, with Walther at its forefront, and the conservative forces of a too strongly held critical tradition, personified in Beckmesser. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg has also been interpreted as Wagner's protest against his critics and the public.

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