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Die Meistersinger Seminar

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wagner Society of New York presented its 41st Annual Seminar, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. This was our sixth Meistersinger Seminar; previous seminars took place in 1985 (Nathaniel Merrill production, 1959–1985), 1993 (current Schenk/Schneider-Siemssen production), 2001, 2007, and 2014. 

12:00 p.m. Introduction: Victoria Bond, Moderator. Composer, Conductor, Lecturer
12:05 – 12:50 Jeffrey Swann, Ph.D., concert pianist and lecturer;
“Dynamic Tension in Meistersinger”
1:00 – 1:50 Victoria Bond: “Inspiration for Wagner’s opera: Lortzing’s Hans Sachs”
2:00 – 2:50 “View from the Pit”: Met Orchestra Musicians

Joe Anderer (Former) Principal Horn
Evan Epifanio Principal Bassoon
Ira Lieberman (Retired) First Violin
Stephanie Mortimore Principal Piccolo

3:00 – 3:50 “Met Cast Roundtable”

Lise Davidsen, soprano (Eva)
Michael Volle, baritone (Hans Sachs)

3:50 – 4:00 Discussion

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Lise Davidsen & Michael Volle


Jeffrey Swann “Dynamic Tension in Meistersinger”


October 31, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at W 95th St
New York, NY 10025 United States
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