"Die Meistersinger" (Lyric Opera): The softer side of Wagner

"Die Meistersinger" (Lyric Opera):  The softer side of Wagner

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.  Walther loves Eva.  And she love him.  The problem is Walther is a poor nobleman.  And Eva is the daughter of a wealthy goldsmith.  Plus, Eva is promised in marriage to the winner of the Mastersinger contest.  In Nuremberg, the town takes their singing very seriously.  The Mastersinger Guild is founded on only the best of the best.  Eva’s father, Pogner, vows to marry his daughter only to a Mastersinger.  Despite having no formal training, Walther is in it to win it.  He’s ready to take on the Guild.  Before he gets the girl, he’s going to need some help from the nurse, the apprentice and the cobbler.  Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a marathon rom-com.

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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