Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Uwe Mund
Cor i Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
18 April 1989
Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
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  live  studio
  live compilation  live and studio
Hans SachsBernd Weikl
Veit PognerKurt Rydl
Kunz VogelgesangVolker Vogel
Konrad NachtigallRainer Buese
Sixtus BeckmesserHermann Prey
Fritz KothnerGerd Feldhoff
Balthasar ZornJosep Ruiz
Ulrich EißlingerAntoni Comas
Augustin MoserAlfred Heilbron
Hermann OrtelVincenc Esteve
Hans SchwartzKieth Engen
Hans FoltzStefano Palatchi
Walther von StolzingPaul Frey
DavidUlrich Reß
EvaSue Patchell
MagdaleneMarga Schiml
Ein NachtwächterRainer Buese

Wagner was further represented by Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (April 6), in beautiful and credible sets from the 1940s by Josep Mestres Cabanes who, at the age of 91, attended the performance, and an exhibition of whose once-familiar designs was on show at the Liceu during the rest of the season. Bernd Weikl was the warm and engaging Sachs, Hermann Prey the older-sounding but masterfully different Beckmesser in his belated house debut. Sue Patchell was a convincing, strong-voiced Eva, and Marga Schiml a bright Magdalene, but Paul Frey was an unsteady Walther and Ulrich Ress only an adequate David. Uwe Mund conducted with loving care for orchestral detail, and the chorus also shared in the overall success.

ROGER ALIER | October 1989

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A production by Jean-Claude Riber
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