Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - 10 Day Study Course

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 16 November 2014 | 4:51:00 pm




Opera in Depth with David Nice: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Frontline Club
12 January – 16 March 2015 14.30-16.30

In the second term of his new Opera in Depth course at the Frontline Club, a year of epics, David Nice devotes 10 two-hour classes to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - a masterpiece that will never outstay its welcome. David, who has now explored all the major Wagner operas over 25 years of opera classes, last took students through Meistersinger five years at the time of Richard Jones’s revelatory new production for Welsh National Opera with Bryn Terfel making his role debut as Sachs.


David Nice
Now, with fast-rising Wagnerian bass-baritone Iain Paterson as the lynchpin, Jones’s production moves to English National Opera, with some rethinks promised. Richard twice visited David’s Opera in Focus classes at the City Literary Institute, discussing Meistersinger and Gloriana, and he has promised to pay another visit this time. Come and enjoy total immersion in an inexhaustibly rich and beautiful opera. Fully illustrated with sound clips and DVD production scenes on the Frontline’s big screen. The Club has excellent facilities: you are invited to enjoy refreshments in the main room on the first floor for half an hour before and after the classes, and the restaurant is warmly recommended. There are, however, two flights of stairs to negotiate.

David is a writer, lecturer and regular BBC broadcaster. The author of short studies on Elgar, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and the history of opera, he has already written the first volume of his Prokofiev biography for Yale University Press (From Russia to the West 1891-1935) and is currently at work on the second. His most recent Building a Library for BBC Radio 3’s CD Review was on Parsifal and he contributed an article on works influenced by the Ring for the Royal Opera programme.

Contact David to book a place on this highly popular course: david.nice@usa.net

You might also want to check out his website by clicking here

Below is a video interview from last year: