Glyndebourne Festival - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Reviews
21 April 2021
Andrew Slater (Konrad Nachtigall), Sion Goronwy (Hans Schwarz), Darren Jeffery (Fritz Kothner), Alastair Miles (Veit Pogner), David Portillo (David)
Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Michael Schade (Walther)
General scene
Amanda Majeski (Eva), Alastair Miles (Veit Pogner)
Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), David (David Portillo (David), Hanna Hipp (Magdalena)

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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 14

Tradition und schöne Bilder dominieren
12 Jun 16 / Opernnetz
Returning to the role of Hans Sachs, baritone Gerald Finley gives a definitive performance
5 Jun 16 / Express
McVicar brings out the comedy in Glyndebourne’s splendid Die Meistersinger
4 Jun 16 / Seen and Heard
Words and music in excellent balance, warmth and clarity anything but antithetical
2 Jun 16 / Opera Today
If anyone ever deserved the title of Grandmastersinger, it must be Gerald Finley
31 May 16 / Express
David McVicar’s play-it-safe production has an inestimable asset: the Hans Sachs of Gerald Finley
30 May 16 / The Observer
Power of love and creativity
25 May 16 / Independent
Even better than five years ago
25 May 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Gerard Finley brings subtlety and warmth to Glyndebourne’s Sachs
24 May 16 / The Guardian
Wagner's comedy returns to open this year's festival on the Sussex Downs
24 May 16 / What's on Stage
Gerald Finley shone in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
23 May 16 / Telegraph
Gerald Finley is the Sachs nowadays
23 May 16 / Music OMH
Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne
23 May 16 / Bachtrack
Gerald Finley brought a mature, mellow and gentle quality to Hans Sachs’s resigned cast of mind
22 May 16 / Classical Source
Watch Meistersinger from Glyndebourne
Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera's production for free here at 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 12 and available on demand for the following seven days.
Mastering Meistersinger
Michael Güttler has taken over as conductor of Glyndebourne’s Meistersinger with only a few weeks’ notice. How has he approached a mammoth project that most musicians would expect months, if not years, to prepa
Glyndebourne music director misses Meistersinger
Robin Ticciati has withdrawn from the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival revival of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in order to recover from surgery for a herniated disc.
Production details
Cast
Finley, Miles, Judson, Slater, Kupfer, Jeffery, Elliott, Thompson, Folwell, Goronwy, Waddington, Schade, Portillo, Majeski, Hipp, Guetti, Norman
(c) Güttler (d) McVicar
Performance dates
21, 25, 29 May, 2, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 June 2016
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