“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” Live in HD

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 4:55 pm

Watch the New York City’s Metropolitan Opera 2014–15 season “Live in HD” in the Harris Center Cinema.

Saturday, Dec. 13, watch Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

Join Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, at 10:30 a.m. for a free introductory opera talk.

Gaub will provide historical background on the day’s opera and discuss salient aspects of the drama, music, and performance. The opera itself begins at 11 a.m. Gaub also coordinates the lecture series.

Tickets

Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop, the Grinnell College Bookstore, and at the door on the day of the show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members.

Tickets for Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students have been generously funded by the Office of the President and are available at no cost at all ticket locations. Family members not employed by the college are required to purchase tickets.

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