The Met is not the only Major opera house to screen A Wagner Opera in Cinemas this summer. Glyndebourne: Meistersingers

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 13 May 2011 | 8:21:00 pm

When John Christie built Glyndebourne's original opera house, it was with the intention of making it Britain's Bayreuth - with an annual festival of Wagner's operas - beginning with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. . Alas, it was quickly pointed out that the house was to small to house Wagner's demands for massive resources and instead Glyndebourne began to produce Mozart's more manageable operas. The rest, as they say, is history.

Indeed, it was not for more than a further 70 years or so that Glyndebourne - with its now much larger and rebuilt opera house - produced it's first Wagner opera: Tristan Und Isolde in 2003. 

Move forward to 2011 and once again, Glyndebourne puts on it's most lavish Wagner production yet and broadcasts it to cinemas around the world: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

The Details:

Creative team

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski / Anthony Negus (10 June)
Director David McVicar
Designer Vicki Mortimer
Lighting designer Paule Constable
Movement director Andrew George
Fight director Nicholas Hall


Hans Sachs Gerald Finley
Walther von Stolzing Marco Jentzsch
David Topi Lehtipuu
Sixtus Beckmesser Johannes Martin Kränzle
Eva Anna Gabler
Magdalene Michaela Selinger
Veit Pogner Alastair Miles
Fritz Kothner Henry Waddington
Kunz Vogelgesang Colin Judson
Konrad Nachtigall Andrew Slater
Balthasar Zorn Alasdair Elliott
Ulrich Eisslinger Adrian Thompson
Augustin Moser Daniel Norman
Hermann Ortel Robert Poulton
Hans Schwarz Maxim Mikailov
Hans Foltz Graeme Broadbent
A Nightwatchman Mats Almgren
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Broadcast Date To Cinemas?

26 June 2011 3pm (GMT)

Live from the 2011 Festival


Where to see  it?

UK: Click Here