Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Educator Materials

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner

Sung in German with English supertitles


A young arrival to a new city, in pursuit of winning a singing competition as well as a beautiful woman, finds sympathy in a wise cobbler-poet.

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Cast & Creative

Hans Sachs James Rutherford
Walther von Stolzing Brandon Jovanovich
Eva Rachel Willis-Sørensen*
Magdalene Sasha Cooke
David Alek Shrader
Sixtus Beckmesser Martin Gantner *
Veit Pogner Ain Anger *
Fritz Kothner Philip Horst
Kunz Vogelgesang AJ Glueckert
Balthasar Zorn Joel Sorensen
Augustin Moser Corey Bix
Ulrich Eisslinger Joseph Hu*
Konrad Nachtigall Sam Handley*
Hans Schwarz Anthony Reed
Hermann Ortel Edward Nelson
A night watchman Andrea Silvestrelli
Hans Foltz Matthew Stump
An apprentice Laurel Porter
Performer Bios PDF
Conductor Mark Elder *
Production David McVicar
Revival Co-Director Marie Lambert*
Revival Co-Director Ian Rutherford*
Production Designer Vicki Mortimer*
Lighting Designer Paule Constable*
Associate Lighting Designer Jeremy Turnbull*
Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Choreography Andrew George*
Revival Choreographer Colm Seery *
Fight Director Dave Maier
Creative Team Bios PDF

* San Francisco Opera Debut

Co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Previous performances of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg can be found in our Archive.

Photo (top): Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago