• Budapest Wagner Days

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

classical music, opera, theatre

two intervals
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Richard Wagner's sole mature comic opera premièred in 1868 and has remained one of the Bayreuth master's most popular works ever since. The work was first conducted at the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival in 2013 by artistic director Adam Fischer.
The young British opera singer James Rutherford burst into the public consciousness as the winner of the Wagner singing competition in Seattle, and since then has played a number of Wagnerian roles worldwide, including Hans Sachs twice at the Bayreuth Festival. Despite being still in his early 40s, Gábor Bretz has already taken the stage at a number of the world's leading opera houses (Milan's La Scala, London's Covent Garden, New York's Metropolitan Opera, and the Wiener and Hamburgische Staatsopers), working with such conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Philippe Jordan.
The German soprano Annette Dasch distinguished herself in a number of Mozart's works before appearing in Bayreuth as Elsa in Lohengrin, first in 2010, and then on five more occasions to follow. Danish baritone Bo Skovhus has had a highly unusual career, having studied as both a doctor and a singer - a choice eventually made easier for him after his rapturous reception in the role of Don Giovanni. One of the most prominent German tenors, Daniel Kirch has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Marek Janowski, Valery Gergiev, René Jacobs, Christian Thielemann and Claudio Abbado. The Austrian tenor Norbert Ernst made his Bayreuth début in a production directed by Pierre Boulez, and has appeared there in ten years so far, portraying Hans Sachs's apprentice, David, through four summers.

More information about the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival here.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

Parking information

The Müpa Budapest underground garage gates will be operated by an automatic number plate recognition system. Parking is free of charge for visitors with tickets to any of our paid performances on that given day. The detailed parking policy of Müpa Budapest is available here.

Refreshments – Without the Queue

Thanks to our new catering service at the Átrium Snack Bar, you can forget about waiting in line during intermissions for some refreshments and get your order prepped especially for you by the time the intermission actually starts. Find out more about pre-ordering here.


  • Adam Fischer
  • Hans Sachs
    James Rutherford
  • Veit Pogner
    Gábor Bretz
  • Balthasar Zorn
    Zoltán Megyesi
  • Konrad Nachtigall
    Domonkos Blazsó
  • Sixtus Beckmesser
    Bo Skovhus
  • Fritz Kothner
    Jürgen Linn
  • Kunz Vogelgesang
    Tivadar Kiss
  • Ulrich Eisslinger
    József Csapó
  • Augustin Moser
    Lars-Oliver Rühl
  • Hermann Ortel
    Piotr Prochera
  • Hans Schwarz
    Ferenc Cserhalmi
  • Hans Foltz
    László Jekl
  • Walter von Stolzing
    Daniel Kirch
  • Eva
    Annette Dasch
  • David
    Norbert Ernst
  • Magdalene
    Gudrun Pelker
  • A Nightwatchman
    Dömötör Pintér
  • The Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra
  • The Hungarian Radio Choir (chorus master: Zoltán Pad)
  • Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
  • Set design
    Dirk Becker
  • Costumes
    Renée Listerdal
  • stage manager
    Sylvie Gábor
  • musical director
    Orsolya Fajger
  • musical assistant
    László Bartal, Dóra Bizják, Gergely Dubóczky, Tamás Salgó
  • répétiteur
    János Kovács
  • Director
    Michael Schulz

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