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Part 1 


Learn about the genius and intricacies of Wagner’s music as esteemed conductor Nicholas Braithwaite discusses the motifs and meaning behind The Mastersingers of Nuremberg and the famed singing contest in Act 3.

The third act of Mastersingers is the famed singing contest, as the ardent young Walther, guided by the wise cobbler Hans Sachs, competes for the hand of the beautiful Eva. Not even the opposition of his vengeful rival Beckmesser can stand in the way of his ultimate triumph.

Part 2 

David the Apprentice

Learn about State Opera’s performance of The Mastersingers of Nuremberg in 2018

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