Cincinnati Opera will present Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in a new production, designed by scenic designer Robert A. Dahlstrom. It will be set in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood (also the home of Cincinnati’s Music Hall), paying tribute to the city’s unique and rich German heritage.
Maestro James Levine will conduct a strong cast including James Morris, Korean-American soprano Hei-Kyung Hong (Eva), John Del Carlo (Fritz Kothner), Richard Margison (Walther von Stolzing), Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin (Pogner), Maria Zifchak (Magdalena) and Norbert Ernst (David, a role he also sings at Bayreuth Festival in Katharina Wagner's Meistersinger production). Chris Alexander will direct.
Meistersinger will (in the 2010 season) be performed on:
June: 23, 26
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg