From the Deutsche Oper, Berlin Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - conductor Götz Friedrich - stage director Go to Act 3: youtu.be/X2ZoXZygRPw Watch the complete opera: goo.gl/VHn9dq Solisten/Soloists: Wolfgang Brendel - Hans Sachs Victor von Halem - Veit Pogner David Griffith - Kunz Vogelsang Barry McDaniel - Konrad Nachtigall Eike Wilm Schulte - Sixtus Beckmesser Lenus Carlson - Fritz Kothner Volker Horn - Balthasar Zorn Peter Maus - Ulrich Eißlinger Otto Heuer - Augustin Moser Klaus Lang - Hermann Ortel Ivan Sardi - Hans Schwarz Friedrich Molsberger - Hans Foltz Gösta Winbergh - Walther von Stölzing Uwe Peper - David Eva Johansson - Eva Ute Walther - Magdalena Peter Edelmann - Ein Nachtwächter Richard Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Erster Akt / The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, First Act Opera in three acts This magnificent production of Wagner's masterpiece at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, brilliantly directed by Götz Friedrich and staged by Peter Sykora, was not only a great success in Berlin, but in Tokyo as well. Synoosis of Act II: That evening, as David's fellow apprentices playfully end their day, David tells Magdalene how badly Walther fared. Eva, arriving with her father, gets the sad news from Magdalene. Across the street, Sachs sets up shop in his doorway; the scent of lilacs and the memory of Walther's song, however, distract him. Eva visits the cobbler, and though she confesses she would be glad if Sachs himself won the contest, her dismay at his pretended disapproval of Walther betrays her true feelings. Running off in a huff, she is intercepted by Walther, who begs her to elope with him, and they hide when the Night Watchman passes. Sachs lights the street with a lantern, forcing the lovers to stay hidden while Beckmesser arrives to serenade Eva, whom Magdalene impersonates in Pogner's window. When the clerk begins his tune, however, Sachs launches into a lusty cobbling song, pleading a need to finish his work. At length they agree that Sachs will drive a nail only when Beckmesser breaks a rule of style. The ensuing racket increases when David jealously attacks the clerk for apparently wooing Magdalene, and the nightshirted neighbors join in a free-for-all until the Watchman's horn disperses them. Pogner leads Eva inside while Sachs drags Walther and David into his shop; the Watchman intones the hour.