Excitement among opera fans: the new production of Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” celebrated its premiere on Sunday. Keith Warner staged the opulent work at the Vienna State Opera.
Complete success Sunday evening for the state opera premiere of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, 47 years after Otto Schenk’s popular production: the British opera director Keith Warner tells the stories of Stolzing’s love for Eva, of the shoemaker poet Hans Sachs, of the traditionalist Beckmesser objectively and cleverly, almost affectionately, with precise characterizations and without all the weird direction theater faxes. His flair for Wagner’s comedy is remarkable. A hit! Outstanding top singers with Michael Volle, Georg Zeppenfeld, Wolfgang Koch, David Butt Philip, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, etc. Widely acclaimed: Philippe Jordan conducting the fabulous State Opera Orchestra.