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WAGNER: Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Die) (Hamburg State Opera studio production, 1970) (NTSC)


WAGNER: Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Die) (Hamburg State Opera studio production, 1970) (NTSC)

DVD Clip

Richard Wagner

Historical Studio Production from the Hamburg State Opera, Recorded in 1970
Sung in German

Hans Sachs: Giorgio Tozzi
Veit Pogner:
Ernst Wiemann
Fritz Kothner:
Hans-Otto Kloose
Sixtus Beckmesser:
Toni Blankenheim
Walther von Stolzing:
Richard Cassilly
Gerhard Unger
Arlene Saunders
Ursula Boese

Ballet and Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera
The Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg
Leopold Ludwig
, conductor

Joachim Hess, TV director


Picture format: NTSC 4:3 (Colour)
Sound format: Dolby Digital Mono
Region code: 0
Menu Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Subtitle Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 240 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (DVD 9)


  • The 1970 film version of Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is based on a staging by the director Leopold Lindtberg, for which Herbert Kirchhoff designed the set and Rudolf Heinrich the costumes. Leopold Ludwig conducts the chorus of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic Hamburg State Orchestra.

  • A quick glance at the cast list of this film production of Die Meistersinger reveals the surprising fact that the vocal protagonists – all stars of international repute – were almost all associated with the Hamburg State Opera ensemble.

  • This production fascinates with its appealing classical staging, the brilliance of the whole cast and the great camera shots, which only could be realised in a studio production like this: with the result that the audience finds itself placed amidst the scene.

  • The role of Walter von Stolzing is here appropriately sung by Richard Cassilly, praised as “one of the great heldentenors of his generation.”


Wagner, Richard

Wagner, Richard

Ludwig, Leopold

Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra

Hamburg State Opera Ballet

Hamburg State Opera Chorus

Blankenheim, Toni; Boese, Ursula; Cassilly, Richard; Kloose, Hans-Otto; Saunders, Arlene; Tozzi, Giorgio; Unger, Gerhard; Wiemann, Ernst

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 101273

Barcode: 807280127393

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Physical Release: 02/2007

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