Premiere Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Teatro Real

The Meistersingers of Laurent Pelly and Pablo Heras-Casado come to the Teatro Real

From April 24th to May 25th, the Teatro Real offers 9 performances of Wagner’s The Master Singers of Nuremberg in a new co-production with stage direction by Laurent Pelly and musical direction by Pablo Heras-Casado.

Increasingly linked to the Wagnerian repertoire, Heras-Casado conducts his sixth Wagner opera at the Teatro Real after The Flying Dutchman (2017) and Tetralogy (2019-2022). The vocal cast will be led by Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs), Leigh Melrose (Sixtus Beckmesser), Tomislav Mužek (Walther von Stolzing), Jongmin Park (Veit Pogner), Nicole Chevalier (Eva), Sebastian Kohlhepp (David) and Anna Lapkovskaja (Magdalene). The Coro Titular del Teatro Real will have 112 singers prepared by José Luis Basso.

For Wagner, art belongs to us all

The musician from Granada returns to the Teatro Real to conduct, once again, a work by Wagner: ‘The Master Singers of Nuremberg’.

La Razón

The Teatro Real offers its first full production of this opera by the German genius, which returns to Madrid after 23 years of absence, directed by Pablo Heras-Casado in the pit and with Laurent Pelly as artistic director.

El Economista

The conductor Pablo Heras-Casado is at the helm of Richard Wagner’s The Master Singers of Nuremberg, with a production lasting more than five hours. In Heras-Casado’s own words, an operatic drama ‘in which Wagner returns to his musical roots, to the German tradition’. He speaks, he says, ‘of the importance of art, of music in society and culture’, in his presentation to the press.

El Cultural

Laurent Pelly and Pablo Heras-Casado’s Teatro Real hosts an entertaining and universal version of Wagner’s opera, which refers to a world in decay. It will be performed, among others, by the voices of the Canadian baritone Gerald Finley and the Korean bass Jongmin Park.