The Met Screens Wagner's 'MEISTERSINGER' in First-Ever Live in HD Performance Today

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in its first-ever Live in HD performance today, December 13 at 12pm EST.

German baritone Michael Volle stars as Hans Sachs, with South African tenor Johan Botha as Walther, German soprano Annette Dasch as Eva, German baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle in his Met debut as Beckmesser, German bass Hans-Peter König as Pogner, American tenor Paul Appleby as David, and Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill as Magdalene. This Live in HD transmission, which will be seen in more than 2,000 movie theaters in 69 countries around the world, is part of the final revival of Otto Schenk's acclaimed 1993 Met production.


Pictured: Johan Botha (left) as Walther in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

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