Ballet & Dance

New Production
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Music by Richard Wagner
7 performances

September 14(Wed)4:00pm, 17(Sat)2:00pm, 20(Tue)4:00pm, 23(Fri)2:00pm, 26(Mon)2:00pm, 29(Thu)4:00pm and October 2(Sun)2:00pm 2005

Conductor: Stefan Anton Reck
Production: Bernd Weikl
Scenery Design: Frank Philipp Schlössmann
Costume Design: Mechthild Seipel
Lighting Design: Isono Mutsumi


Hans Sachs: Peter Weber
Veit Pogner: Hans Tschammer
Sixtus Beckmesser: Martin Gantner
Walther von Stolzing: Torsten Kerl
David: Yoshida Hiroyuki
Eva: Anja Harteros
Magdalene: Koyama Yumi

Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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A festive music drama, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremburg) is one of Wagner’s largest scale works.This masterpiece portrays the fabric of profound, delicate relationships among the characters in its comic story, requiring a full array of talented singers even for the supporting roles.The subject of this work relates to the tradition and innovation of art, and the tolerant father with dignity and touches of humanity.Sachs reflects the composer’s own determination toward art.The NNTT’s magnificent, high-quality Wagner program brings an impressive opening to the new season.
The young knight Walther learns that Eva will be betrothed to the winner of a singing contest to be held the next day and decides to take on the challenge of singing a trial song.However, all the maestros criticize the inadequacy of Walther’s voice. Their musical art has many strict rules that have been handed down from generation to generation.Sachs is the only person who is moved by Walther’s fresh singing and acknowledges his talent.

<Conductor> <Production>
Stefan Anton Reck Bernd Weikl
Stefan Anton Reck Bernd Weikl
<Main Cast>
Peter Weber Hans Tschammer Martin Gantner Torsten Kerl
Peter Weber Hans Tschammer Martin Gantner Torsten Kerl
Yoshida Hiroyuki Anja Harteros Koyama Yumi
Yoshida Hiroyuki Anja Harteros Koyama Yumi