The Royal Opera House

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg CD

'If I could hear only one opera for the rest of my life, it would have to be Die Meistersinger; and so if I were sent to Siberia with only one record album, it would be the album here reviewed. Hearing it has been a joy, a preofound and moving experience.' Gramophone

Composer: Richard Wagner
Hans Sachs: Theo Adam
Walther von Stolzing: René Kollo
Sixtus Beckmesser: Geraint Evans 
Eva: Helen Donath
Veit Pogner: Karl Ridderbusch
David: Peter Schreier

Chorus der Staatsoper Dresden
Chor des Leipziger Rundfunks
Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Running time: 265:02 mins
Year: 1971
4 CDs plus bonus disc with synopsis and libretto