Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Marek Janowski's series of Wagner opera recordings
Fasten your seatbelts and tune in to the first two acts of Wagner's majestic epic, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Marek Janowski. As the only one of Wagner's mature operas to be free from tragedy, the plot centres around a 16th-century love story, and a competition to win the affections of Eva Pogner, the daughter of the rich goldsmith Veit Pogner. This performance continues a week of broadcasts from Berlin, with Act 3 being broadcast in Friday's Afternoon on 3.