Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Die (‘The Mastersingers of Nuremberg’)
- Barry Millington
Music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner (seeWagner family, (1)) to his own libretto; Munich, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, 21 June 1868.
Wagner conceived Die Meistersinger in 1845 as a comic appendage to Tannhäuser, in the same way that a satyr play followed a Greek tragedy. His first prose draft for the work was written in Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně) in July that year, using Georg Gottfried Gervinus’s ...