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The Mastersingers of Nuremberg

Author: Richard Wagner

Productions

Royal Court Theatre Munich, 1868
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 1882
London Coliseum, 1984, ENO

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Royal Court Theatre, Munich
First performance: 21st June 1868 (as Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
1882 (first performance in England)

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London Coliseum
First performance: 4th February 1984
English National Opera/ENO.
English translation: Frederick Jameson, revised by Norman Feasey and Gordon Kember.
Conductor: Mark Elder. Producer: Elijah Moshinsky.
Designer: Timothy O'Brien. Lighting: Nick Chelton.
Choreographic movement: Eleanor Fazan. Staff Producers: Peter Foster, Malcolm Hunter.

CharacterPlayed By
Walther von Stolzing, a young knight from FranconiaKenneth Woollam
Eva, Pogner's daughterJanice Cairns
Magdalene, Eva's companionJean Rigby
David, Sach's apprenticeGraham Clark
Veit Pogner, goldsmith, MastersingerSean Rea
Sixtus Beckmesser, town clerk, MastersingerAlan Opie
Hans Sachs, shoemaker, MastersingerGwynne Howell
Kunz Vogelgesang, MastersingerStuart Kale
Konrad Nachtigall, tinsmith, MastersingerMichael Rippon
Fritz Kothner, baker, MastersingerMalcolm Donnelly
Hermann Ortel, soapboiler, MastersingerMalcolm Rivers
Balthasar Zorn, pewterer, MastersingerTerry Jenkins
Augustin Moser, tailor, MastersingerEdward Byles
Ulrich Eisslinger, grocer, MastersingerGraeme Matheson-Bruce
Hans Foltz, coppersmith, MastersingerNicholas Greenbury
Hans Schwarz, stockingweaver, MastersingerColin Iveson
Night WatchmanRodney Macann
Extra orchestral players
HarpsAlison Martin, Jane Lister
Irish harpAlison Martin
Musicians appearing on stage
TrumpetsDavid Appleyard, Peter Cameron, Denis Edwards, Peter Goy, Clifford Haines, John Hammonds
PercussionPeter Beament, Peter Chrippes
Additional performersThe Marhaba Troupe

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