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Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Mackerras, Doese, McIntyre, Opera Australia
Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg / Mackerras Doese McIntyre Opera Australia
Actors: Helena Döse, Donald McIntyre, Paul Frey, John Pringle, Christopher Doig
Directors: Peter Butler, Virginia Lumsden
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2001     4hr 37min

No Description Available. Genre: Performing Arts - Opera Rating: NR Release Date: 20-NOV-2001 Media Type: DVD

     
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Actors: Helena Döse, Donald McIntyre, Paul Frey, John Pringle, Christopher Doig
Directors: Peter Butler, Virginia Lumsden
Creator: Richard Wagner
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Classical, Musicals
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 4hr 37min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: German
Subtitles: English

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A worthy Meistersinger
Richard | Minneapolis, Mongolia | 12/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all this is a review of the DVD and the cut Act III prelude is intact as is everything else. The problem is that the sound is compressed to a noticeable degree. It is rather annoying. Fortunately this is a good performance. Not that there couldn't be a better one. But the MET performance of this year will probably not be out for two or three years and Wagner lovers in the meantime can savor this disk. McKerras leads a fine orchestra. The soloists are overall good if not outstanding and they look their parts. No funny stuff in the production. Satisfying all around execpt for that sound."
Hilarious Beckmesser, muscular Sachs, nice atmosphere
Theodore Shulman | NYC | 10/27/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think the previous reviewers do this video an injustice. Donald McIntyre is magnificent in the dialogue parts, although he does appear a bit goofy in his monologues. His interactions with other characters, particularly Beckmesser, are well-acted and interesting.John Pringle is just about perfect as Beckmesser. His prissy manners and pedantic hand-gestures and his uncomfortable facial expressions kept me laughing all through the performance. For those of you who know the british BLACKADDER TV series, John Pringle is what Rowan Atkinson would be if he were an opera singer instead of a shakespearean actor. I admit, though, that many of the other cast members are unsatisfactory. Why is David so much taller than Walther? Why is Eva so much fatter than Magdelene? Why is Pogner so creaky and lame? Why is Kothner so wobbly? No good answers here. The end of Act I has a pretty funny moment--as Walther (Paul Frey) rushes off the stage after being rejected by the Masters, he accidently knocks over a large piece of the set.If you have never seen MEISTERSINGER, this video will serve as a nice introduction if you are able to focus on the good parts and not be put off by the weaknesses."
Inferior to Bayreuth/Stein because of severe cut
Theodore Shulman | 02/07/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Good performance except for cut of entire prelude to Act III and, at least in Laserdisc version, contains noticeable poor splice near end of Act II. Hans Sachs seems old, possibly somewhat feeble, and his essentially throwing a tantrum during Act III scene in his shop seems out of character for my perception of the personality of Hans Sachs."
Not so bad
Richard | 07/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those who hesitate to purchase this video after reading the previous review, I want to tell you that there IS prelude to Act III in VHS version (I don't know about LD version , and I did not recognize where the "poor splice" was), so you need not worry about cuts. Though there may be a better production of Meistersinger, it is worth the price, considering it is the only Meistersinger available in VHS format. In fact, I enjoyed it. As for the performance of Sachs, I think it is the matter of interpretation, not the problem of quality."