Get ready to be transported to medieval Nuremberg with Richard Wagner‘s masterpiece, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, at the 85º Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The story follows a young knight, Walther von Stolzing, who falls in love with Eva, the daughter of a local goldsmith. To win her hand in marriage, Walther must prove himself as a master singer in a prestigious competition hosted by the guild of the Meistersingers.
Led by conductor Daniele Gatti, the production features an exceptional cast, including Michael Volle as Hans Sachs, a wise and respected member of the guild, and Klaus Florian Vogt as Walther von Stolzing, whose soaring tenor voice brings the character’s passion and determination to life. Markus Werba delivers a stellar performance as Beckmesser, a rival master singer who attempts to sabotage Walther’s chances of winning the competition.
As the story unfolds, themes of tradition, innovation, and the power of music take center stage, showcasing Wagner’s mastery of both music and storytelling. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the beauty and complexity of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the 85º Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.