Opéra National de Paris
Grace DurhamChorus (Mezzo)
21 May-27 June
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Singing and songwriting take centre-stage in Wagner’s joyous comedy
Gerald Finley returns to his critically acclaimed characterisation of Hans Sachs in a revival of David McVicar’s landmark production.
The world of the Mastersingers, a group of poets and musicians, is turned upside down when the free-thinking Walther von Stolzing enters their singing competition to win his beloved Eva. Sachs is forced to weigh up the value of rule-breaking inspiration against that of time-honoured traditions, while grappling with the viability of his own dreams.