Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Part 1
Richard Wagner's 1868 opera is controversial - it was Hitler's favorite opera, and its anti-antisemitism makes it difficult for modern audiences. Barrie Kosky deals with its racism head-on in this 2017 production at The Bayreuth Festival. Kosky draws parallels between opera characters and historical figures and places Wagner on the stand in the 1945 Nuremberg trials. Part of Never in New York.