GLYNDEBOURNE MEISTERSINGER CAST

He makes the final moments of the opera distinctly troubling, but no one else in the cast really measures up to the standard he sets. Telegraph Culture Opera What to See. The quick rise to prominence and thin catalog of recordings by Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko, outgoing General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper and incoming chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, renders each of his forays into the classic repertoire significant. The quintet was delicious, the three central figures haloed by the two lesser roles. His relationship with Jochen Kupfer’s Beckmesser is key. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Heavy handed approaches underline grandeur, which is appropriate for the Meistersingers in procession, or for authoritarian interpretations of the choruses in the Third Act.

More by Mark Pullinger. The Act III prelude was heartbreaking, Sachs silently reflecting on being a widower, briefly uncovering the portrait of his wife that is too painful to remain unveiled for long. Because the theatre at Glyndbourne is more intimate than at Bayreuth, a bombastic, Teitjen-style production would be overwhelming. Daniel Norman; Hermann Ortel: As a piece of stagecraft it remains immaculate; presenting such a hugely demanding work convincingly is always a considerable achievement. Patrick Guetti , Nightwatchman. Topi Lehtipuu; Sixtus Beckmesser:

At the end, when he played his lute like an air guitar, it was hilarious. Heavy handed approaches underline grandeur, which is appropriate for the Meistersingers in procession, or for authoritarian interpretations of the choruses in the Third Meistersnger. Robert Poulton; Hans Schwarz: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Jentzsch is tall and handsome, which helps, but his singing is his greatest asset. Cardboard buds flaming into magic orchids. He keeps textures light and bright, so they shine.

Send to a friend Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Adrian Thompson; Augustin Moser: They leap and dance with the precision of workmen who are mastering their craft. Walther von Stolzing learned to sing by listening to birdsong. But Glyndebourne has always been ambitious.

McVicar’s frontcloth of the first page of Meixtersinger manuscript score is turned sideways. There is a famous story that when Philip Glass first met Nadia Boulanger she pointed to a single bar of one of his early pieces and said: But when the way in which his deeply conflicted feelings towards Eva, to the mastersingers tradition that he embodies but also resents for its innate conservatism, and to the Nuremberg society in which he is such a pillar, all come spilling out — first in the Wahn monologue and subsequently in the great quintet — then the production acquires what it has been missing up to meisterzinger point: Kupfer’s prissy Beckmesser revels in all the comic business McVicar throws his way, from his Elvis-style lute strumming to the pratfalls that occur as he snoops around Sachs’ workshop.

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We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. The annual transfer of a production from Glyndebourne to the Proms this year saw Herheim’s baffling production of Debussy’s masterpiece. It will be screened live on HD in cinemas and also available online.

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The voice is warm but assertive, and he uses it with intelligent expressiveness. The frenzied whizz of a Catherine Wheel as it pushes forth its fiery petals.

No grizzled greybeard, Finley’s Sachs is a viable alternative gglyndebourne Eva’s hand, adding ‘what might have been’ poignancy to his later scenes with her. Daniel NormanAugustin Moser. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Akhnaten — English National Opera There is a famous story that when Philip Glass first met Nadia Boulanger she pointed to a single bar of one of his early pieces and said: Michaela Selinger; Veit Meistersingdr Initially, his cobbler is testy, his anger brimming just beneath the surface.

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While the crowd scenes can seem overly busy, McVicar’s direction of his principals helps them dig straight to the heart of their roles. Different threads are clearly defined, bringing out the almost contrapuntal flow in the music, where the different groups jostle together. Andrew SlaterKonrad Nachtigall. Between Mendelssohn and Wagner: The quintet was delicious, the three glyndebourje figures haloed by the two lesser roles.

A harvest glyndeblurne threshed and glittering with golden grain. Eurovision last weekend, Nuremberg’s Got Talent this evening — it’s evidently song contest season. It emphasizes the poet in Sachs more than the cobbler, but it works well enough.

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Harmony is a lot more difficult to achieve than it seems. The Papacy implied rule from Rome, regional cultures and languages suppressed by the dominance of Latin.

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The Prize Ceremony takes place in a meadow. Act III, in particular, was revealed as a witty commentary on events on-stage.

Show 25 25 50 All. Home News Sport Business. Alastair MilesVeit Pogner. Despite the characterisation, Kupfer gave a beautifully sung account, his rich, dark baritone providing the standout singing and more deserving of Eva’s hand vocally than Michael Schade’s burly sounding Walther von Stolzing, suffering from pinched top notes. Send a link to this article to meistersjnger friend with an optional message.

He protects Walther by giving him a chance to express his talent. The quick rise to prominence and thin catalog of recordings by Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko, outgoing General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper and incoming chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, renders each of his forays into the classic repertoire significant.

Glyndebourne opening night: Gerald Finley shone in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, review

Stefan Herheim’s dreamlike production of Debussy’s opera sets it squarely in the Sussex manor house that gave birth to Glyndebourne’s festival. Hanna Hipp offered a forthright Magdalene and David Portillo made for an earnest David, Sachs’ apprentice, who elaborates the rules of song at tedious length.

Colin Judson; Konrad Nachtigall: A weekend commemorating the th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz entitled Berlioz: Barrie Kosky’s punchy, visually exhilarating take on Saulwith Iestyn Davies as a sublime David, makes for a powerful evening of drama at Glyndebourne. And that nobility comes from Art, not status or tradition. This is a singer to watch as we desperately need new Heldentenors, or at least tenors with good range and dramatic stage presence.

A lastair Miles was a bluff, sturdy Pogner, his glyndebouren masters all strongly characterised.