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Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Synopsis

By April 22, 2012

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Richard WagnerThis very unique Wagner opera is special in several ways: it is his only comedic opera, he wrote the libretto as an original story (not based on any outside events or mythology), it contains no magic or supernatural occurrences, and it is one of the longest operas performed today clocking in between 4 and 5 hours.  The story centers around a guild of meistersingers (master singers) where the winner of their upcoming contest will win the hand of the daughter of one of the elder members.  Trouble ensures when the daughter falls in love with someone other than a meistersinger.  Learn how the story unfolds in this synopsis of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.


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