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Win Two VIP Tickets To Meistersinger in London

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday 20 January 2015 | 2:55:00 pm

This year,  during February and March, will see the London premiere of Richard Jones’s acclaimed staging of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.  Conducted by Edward Gardner, with a fine cast that includes Iain Paterson performing his first Sachs, Andrew Shore making his stage role debut as Beckmesser and the wonderful Rachel Nicholls performing Eva (you can read an interview with Rachel we conducted earlier in her Wagnerian career, here). Full details can be found below.

While it would be difficult to imagine anyone not attempting to attend, two readers of the Wagnerian will be able to do so for free. ENO have kindly offered two VIP  tickets, for a date of your choosing, to this the most "accessible" - and far more Schopenhauerian then some might admit -  of Wagner's work.

As regular readers will know, we do like to keep things simple,  so in-order to win these tickets you need only answer the following question:

In what year, did Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg first premiere?

You can send your answer in one of 3 ways:

On Twitter: Simply reply with the hashtag #enowagnerian
On FaceBook: Simply reply with the answer in the comments section
By email: Send an email with the subject matter "Wagnerian/ENO Competition to: contact@the-wagnerian.

Closing date Monday 26 January 2015
The winner will be announced by Friday 29 January
Once selected, by a random draw, the winner will need to provide contact details.  All contact after this will be directly with ENO

Terms and conditions apply

Good Luck!

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 5hrs 40mins

Pre-performance talk with musicologist John Deathridge plus members of the ENO orchestra: 18 Feb, 5.15 – 6pm, £5/£2.50 concs. Signed performance 3 Mar.

Production originated at Welsh National Opera. New production supported by Mr & Mrs J. Shafran, Deirdre & Thomas Lynch, Peter & Fiona Espenhahn, Mrs B M Espenhahn, Beth and Gary Glynn, a syndicate of individual donors and the Friends of ENO

The Mastersingers of Nuremberg cast and creative team

Hans Sachs Iain Paterson

Eva Rachel Nicholls

Beckmesser Andrew Shore

Pogner James Creswell

Walther von Stolzing Gwyn Hughes Jones

David Nicky Spence

Kothner David Stout

Magdalene Madeleine Shaw

Night Watchman Nicholas Crawley

Conductor Edward Gardner

Director Richard Jones

Set Designer Paul Steinberg

Costume Designer Buki Shiff

Lighting Designer Mimi Jordan Sherin

Choreographer Lucy Burge 

Librettist Richard Wagner after various historical and literary sources

Translation Adapted from Frederic Jameson

Sung In English


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