Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Uwe Mund
Cor i Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
18 April 1989
Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
Recording Type
  live   studio
  live compilation   live and studio
Hans Sachs Bernd Weikl
Veit Pogner Kurt Rydl
Kunz Vogelgesang Volker Vogel
Konrad Nachtigall Rainer Buese
Sixtus Beckmesser Hermann Prey
Fritz Kothner Gerd Feldhoff
Balthasar Zorn Josep Ruiz
Ulrich Eißlinger Antoni Comas
Augustin Moser Alfred Heilbron
Hermann Ortel Vincenc Esteve
Hans Schwartz Kieth Engen
Hans Foltz Stefano Palatchi
Walther von Stolzing Paul Frey
David Ulrich Reß
Eva Sue Patchell
Magdalene Marga Schiml
Ein Nachtwächter Rainer Buese
Stage director Jean-Claude Riber
Set designer Josep Mestres Cabanes
TV director

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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720×544, 1.3 Mbit/s, 2.4 GByte, 4:3, Spanish subtitles (MPEG-4)
Telecast (TVE)
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