Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
** Airs Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. ** The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Richard Wagner’s comedy about romance and music-making in 16th-century Germany, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. German baritone Michael Volle stars as the mastersinger and cobbler Hans Sachs, with South African heldentenor Johan Botha as the knight Walther von Stolzing and German soprano Annette Dasch as Eva. The cast also features Johannes Martin Kränzle as Beckmesser, Hans-Peter König as Pogner, Paul Appleby as David, and Karen Cargill as Magdalene. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg will be heard live over the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 13.