Buy Tickets
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is only available with a
Met Opera on Demand subscription or rental.
Already a Met Opera on Demand subscriber? Login
Learn more about on demand


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Buy Tickets

James Levine’s love for Wagner’s great human comedy is evident in every measure of this performance, with the Met’s orchestra and chorus in thrilling form. Ben Heppner (Walther) and Karita Mattila (Eva) play the young couple in love, whose future happiness is threatened by the town clerk Beckmesser (Hermann Prey at the height of his powers), who wants Eva for himself. Fortunately Hans Sachs (Bernd Weikl), Nürnberg’s beloved shoemaker and poet, is as crafty as he is wise—and everything ends well.

Full Synopsis

Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 16, 1995


Richard Wagner


Richard Wagner

Run Time

4 HRS 25 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus