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Die Meistersinger [Blu-ray] [Import]

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Product Details

  • Format: Classical, NTSC, Import
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
  • Release Date: Jan. 25 2011
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  • ASIN: B0046HCONY
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Product Description

Maestri Cantori Di Norimberga (I) / Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa0209dbc) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02313cc) out of 5 stars Sublime singing, ravishing orchestra but the staging is a travesty March 12 2016
By GrahamH - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
There's enough reviews around now to ensure that buyers cannot fail to realise you are getting into the controversial new Bayreuth regime. But don't be put off. The singing is sublime and the Blu Ray recording just stunning. Let it wash over you because its a treat - anybody familiar with Mastersinger cannot fail to be impressed. I cannot fault any of the main soloists and neither the rest of the huge cast. And the orchestra too produces a ravishing sound. SO far so .... perfect. BUT then the staging. Well, if you can see artistry and talent in, say, Tracey Emin's bed then you may just get some stimulation from this production. I tried. I read the notes and watched the DVD "extras" hoping to get some insight to help me. No such luck. It's ghastly, indeed a travesty. Such a lost opportunity with this cast and orchestral playing. But because of just that its still worth watching. I bought it as part of the Opus Arte bargain boxed set. That's my first view. Other's lined up. Oh joy - Indeed I hope so.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1b0039c) out of 5 stars Dreadful April 15 2011
By I. Martinez-Ybor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Just how awful a "conceptual" production can be is amply demonstrated by this travesty of Meistersinger by Katharina Wagner. It is consistent in visual terms. But it bears no relation whatsoever to the work at hand. Indeed it is ridiculous to follow the libretto and attempt the vaguest correlation with what it is being shown on screen. And what we are seeing is ugly and tasteless and pointless. So, Mme. Wagner, off with your head.

Musically, the performance fares better, without being outstanding. But the music is ably sung and it is so beautiful that one can listen with one's eyes closed.

There is some comfort in the knowledge that for once we are given a real live Bayreuth performance even if we are given little of the little ados and fanfares before the performance begins. More could have gone into attempting to create that one is really on the green hill ready to enter the holy of holies. I would have appreciated more Bayreuth flavor. And courtain calls with the loud boos for Mme. Wagner. Disgraceful.

The sound and picture on the dvd are exemplary.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0204f30) out of 5 stars An Imaginative Comtemporary Staging of "Meistersinger!" Nov. 19 2011
By William L. Elkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Please do not be influenced by the negative reviews of this staging of Meistersinger. The predominant operatic proclivity today ( reinforced by the major opera companies, such as the Met, Vienna State Opera, etc.,) tends to favor traditional stagings in deference to the zeitgiest of the composer favored by the traditionally inclined patrons. Alas, many opera lovers tend to live in the past and seem to be inexorably stuck there. I saw a wonderful avant garde staging of the Ring Cycle at the LA Opera last year that really redefined this masterwork for me. I also love the traditionally staged Ring Cycle but found the LA Opera production to add a new dimension to it from a visual, and intellectual standpoint. Well, Ms. Wagner has accomplished a similar outcome with this latest version of "Meistersinger" at Bayreuth. While I would love this opera in any form, and have several traditionally staged recordings, this particular staging is superb in all aspects and the sound and video capture outstanding. I could provide a discursive esoteric analysis and reveal what I consider to be its virtues but I won't. Simply maintain an open mind and enjoy it for how it resonates with you personally from a musical and asthetic standpoint. A must for any Wagnerian!
HASH(0xa11769fc) out of 5 stars Modern setting holds back an otherwise great performance. Oct. 14 2015
By C. Best - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Great voices, but the modern setting doesn't work for this opera. Three stars may seem harsh considering how much I liked everything else, but this is the one Wagner opera that needs to be set in the proper period.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4dcd0c0) out of 5 stars Terrible production... stay away from this one Aug. 12 2015
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
What a disappointment this was. After watching the espectacular 2012 production of the Ring by the Metropolitan Opera, this production of the Meistersinger was absolutely terrible in comparison.
So bad I could not finish watching it.