Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg, Grand ThÈ‚tre, Geneva

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 11 December 2006]
Hans Sachsí concluding ode to German art means Wagnerís only ìcomicî opera has become a political hot potato. A producer who stages it with traditional medieval pomp is accused of ducking the issues raised by German nationalism; treating it as an anticipatory apologia of National Socialism looks like a cheap trick based on questionable hindsight.