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Aug. 14 2016

09/10/16 – Die Meistersinger – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner
Sung in German

In his comic masterpiece, Wagner set aside gods and goddesses to tell a touchingly human story about the power of art. When an impetuous young singer arrives in a proud German city determined to dazzle the townsfolk and win the love of a beautiful woman, his attempts to prove himself find sympathy in a wise cobbler-poet.

Acclaimed Wagnerian Mark Elder conducts a stellar cast headed by noted British baritone James Rutherford as Hans Sachs. San Francisco Opera favorite Brandon Jovanovich returns in a richly detailed and joyful production by David McVicar.

CAST
Hans Sachs James Rutherford
Walther von Stolzing Brandon Jovanovich
Eva Rachel Willis-Sørensen*
Magdalene Sasha Cooke
David Alek Shrader
Sixtus Beckmesser Martin Gantner *
Veit Pogner Ain Anger *
Fritz Kothner Philip Horst
Kunz Vogelgesang AJ Glueckert
Balthasar Zorn Joel Sorensen
Augustin Moser Corey Bix
Ulrich Eisslinger Joseph Hu*
Konrad Nachtigall Sam Handley*
Hans Schwarz Anthony Reed
Hermann Ortel Edward Nelson
A night watchman Andrea Silvestrelli
Hans Foltz Matthew Stump
An apprentice Laurel Porter
CREATIVE
Conductor Sir Mark Elder *
Production Sir David McVicar
Revival Co-Director Marie Lambert*
Revival Co-Director Ian Rutherford*
Production Designer Vicki Mortimer*
Lighting Designer Paule Constable*
Associate Lighting Designer Jeremy Turnbull*
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Choreography Andrew George*
Revival Choreographer Colm Seery *
Fight Director Dave Maier

* San Francisco Opera Debut

– See more at: http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/1516-season/die-meistersinger-von-nurnberg/#sthash.5ihAOOR3.dpuf

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