Though the voices are mostly smaller than Bayreuth's, they are full of character and lyrical beauty
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Cast Gerald Finley, Marco Jentzsch, Anna Gabler, Johannes Martin Kranzle, Michaela Selinger, Topi Lehtipuu, Colin Judson, Alastair Miles, Andrew Slater, Henry Waddington, Robert Poulton, Alasdair Elliott, Daniel Norman, Adrian Thompson, Graeme Broadbent, Maxin Mikhailov, Mats Almgren.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival 2011.
‘…on these CDs we hear an exceptionally spacious reading of the score, superbly detailed but on the grand scale, under Vladimir Jurowski...The most interesting transformation – no lesser word will do – is Gerald Finley’s Hans Sachs. …You won’t hear a more beautiful series of sounds form any interpreter of the role, past or present’
‘I think I prefer it to any recording of the opera from the last 40 years’
Michael Tanner, Opera, March 2014
4 CD set, sung in original German, booklet contains full libretto with English translation, and synopsis in English, French and German.
Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg CD (2011 Festival recording)
Scale and Detail - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Backstage footage from 2011)