Wagner Die Meistersinger: Highlights from Acts I and II; Act III (complete)
Sir Mark Elder conductor
Hallé Choir | Hallé Youth Choir
RNCM Chamber Choir | Chetham’s Chamber Choir
Ad Solem - University of Manchester Chamber Choir
Jamie Phillips conductor
Members of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Chetham’s Sinfonia
Hans Sachs Iain Paterson bass-baritone
Walther von Stolzing Daniel Kirch tenor
Eva Pogner Emma Bell soprano
David Allan Clayton tenor
Sixtus Beckmesser Christopher Purves baritone
Veit Pogner Matthew Best bass
Fritz Kothner David Stout baritone
Magdalene, Eva's nurse Sarah Castle mezzo-soprano
Wagner’s great comedy, Die Meistersinger is the story of an entire community. In honour of his 200th anniversary we present an event uniting as many Manchester musicians as possible. In part one Sir Mark, Jamie Phillips, soloists and young musicians from the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Chetham’s School of Music will set the scene and tell the story of the opera with extended highlights, before the Hallé performs the Third Act.
Wagner’s most accessible and tender creation is richly melodic and takes as its subject the art of songwriting and the conflict between tradition and innovation. Set in the vibrant world of sixteenth century Nuremberg, where artists formed the elite of society, it is a work of great humour and humanity that everyone adores. For this very special concert performance, Sir Mark and the Hallé are joined by an impressive cast of soloists and considerable choral forces. It promises to be a true ‘Mastersingers of Manchester’ and an evening you won’t forget.
At 4pm, Sir Mark Elder and Jamie Phillips will be joined by some of the soloists and young musicians from the Hallé Youth Orchestra and Chetham's Sinfonia. Sir Mark will introduce highlights from Acts I and II which will set the scene before the Third Act is performed by the Hallé and the 'Mastersingers of Manchester'.
At around 5pm there will be an extended interval of approximately one hour. Act III of the opera, complete, will begin at 6pm and is expected to end by 8.30pm. The performance will be surtitled throughout.
The Bridgewater Hall is offering some additional dining options during the extended interval. For full details, including pre-ordering interval platters, see The Bridgewater Hall website or call the Box Office on 0844 907 9000.
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