Brava Favorites: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Sunday, June 24 at 14:00


On Sunday, June 24, at 14:00 (CEST), Stingray Brava's programming directors will give you a broadcast of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, exactly 150 years after its premiere in Munich! This opera may well be the most singular piece of Wagner's work, and certainly contains the level of musical virtuosity that the composer has accustomed us to. On Saturday evening, the presentation of the opera will be preceded by a document on the German Wagnerian singer Max Lorenz.

Saturday, June 23 at 22:40 CEST | Documentary: Max Lorenz

The outstanding singer Max Lorenz was Hitler’s favourite tenor. But he was married to a Jewess and he was also homosexual. The biography of this outstanding Wagner singer is closely bound up with the story of Haus Wahnfried in Bayreuth. Tracing his career involves contemplating a highly volatile period in recent history from the perspective of an ambivalent artistic personality. With Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, René Kollo, Lieselott Tietjen, Waldemar Kmentt, Winifred Wagner and many more.

Featuring: Max Lorenz, Eric Schulz
Director: Claus Wischmann
Producer: Paul Smaczny
Year: 2008

Sunday, June 24 at 14:00 CEST | Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

From the Salzburg Festival: "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Conductor: Daniele Gatti - Stage director: Stefan Herheim. With Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Roberto Saccà (Walther von Stolzing), Georg Zeppenfeld (Veit Pogner), Markus Werba (Sixtus Beckmesser), Anna Gabler (Eva), Peter Sonn (David). A "fresh, charming and perceptive production, magical and irresistible!" (The New York Times). In Wagner, wherever politics is absent, there is art. Its rules are the rules of life; to succeed in the practice of art is to enjoy social success. Wagner wrote in 1880 that he hoped for an "aesthetic world order", something that is already anticipated in the Nuremberg of "Die Meistersinger".

Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Performers: Winer Philharmoniker, KV Wiener Staatsopernchor
Soloists: Michael Volle, Roberto Sacca, Georg Zeppenfeld, Markus Werba, Anna Gabler, Peter Sonn, Monika Bohinec, Thomas Ebenstein, Guido Jentjes, Oliver Zwarg
Stage Director: Stefan Herheim
Video Director: Hannes Rossacher
Location: Salzburg Festival, Austria
Year: 2013