Opera Cheat Sheet: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Listen to our quick overview of Richard Wagner’s monumental comedy, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, which is this week's Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast airing Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss one of the most massive operas ever written, Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. The ancient guild of Mastersingers in Nurenburg is searching for the greatest singer in the world, and hosts a singing contest to find that man. Besides earning this honor, the winner gets to marry Eva, the beautiful daughter of the contest’s sponsor. You can hear the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.