Audiences have always found Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg to be a life-enhancing celebration of wisdom, art and song. So it proves in David McVicar’s production – the first at Glyndebourne – which is updated to the early 19th century of Wagner’s childhood. At the centre of a true ensemble cast is Gerald Finley, a ‘gleamingly sung’, ‘eminently believable’ Sachs (The Independent on Sunday), supported by the dynamic conducting of Vladimir Jurowski which, like McVicar’s production, uses Glyndebourne’s special intimacy to bring sharp focus to bear on the subtlety of Wagner’s musical and dramatic counterpoint. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
Composer Richard Wagner
Director David McVicar
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski with London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cast Gerald Finley, Marco Jentzsch, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Alistair Miles, Anna Gabler, Topi Lehtipuu, Michaela Selinger.
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Run Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Available in DVD and Blu-ray format