Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Australia, 1988

Film
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Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, October 14, 1988 and performed by the Australian Opera Chorus and the Elizabethan Philharmonic Orchestra, this opera is the only comedy that Richard Wagner ever wrote. Set in Nuremberg in the middle of the sixteenth century, 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. Sung in German with English subtitles, the conductor is Charles MacKerras and the director is Michael Hampe.

Credits

co-director

Virginia Lumsden

Peter Butler

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Language

German

Duration

04:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39247

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Foreign language films

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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