Richard Wagner

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III


4 August 2018
One performance only – Wagner Gala Concert



Creatives & Cast

Conductor – Nicholas Braithwaite
Director – Andrew Sinclair
Lighting Design – Donn Byrnes
Chorus Master – Simon Kenway
Repetiteur – Andrew Georg 

Eva – Kate Ladner
Magdalene – Fiona Mcardle
Walther Von Stolzing – Bradley Daley
David – Samuel Sakker
Hans Sachs – Shane Lowrencev
Sixtus Beckmesser – Andrew Shore
Veit Pogner – Pelham Andrews
Fritz Kothner – John Bolton-Wood AM

Kunz Vogelgesang – Robert Macfarlane
Balthasar Zorn – Hew Wagner
Augustin Moser – Adam Goodburn
Ulrich Eisslinger – Andrew Turner
Konrad Nachtigall – Jeremy Tatchell
Hermann Ortel – Daniel Goodburn
Hans Foltz – Joshua Rowe
Hans Schwarz – Robert England

Running Time

Approximately two hours 40 minutes
including a 25-minute interval

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III
Richard Wagner

It’s 20 years since State Opera mounted the first Australian production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. State Opera celebrates this milestone with a special gala performance of Wagner’s Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III.

The third act of Mastersingers is of course the famed singing contest, as the ardent young Walther, guided by the wise cobbler Hans Sachs, competes for the hand of the beautiful Eva. Not even the opposition of his vengeful rival Beckmesser can stand in the way of his ultimate triumph.

The concert marks the welcome return to our roster of Kate Ladner as Eva, Bradley Daley as Walther, Shane Lowrencev as Hans Sachs and acclaimed British Wagner specialist Andrew Shore as Beckmesser.

Sung in German, with English surtitles proudly sponsored by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

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