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About 'Mastersingers Overture (Die Meistersinger)'
Wagner, Richard (biography)
May 22, 1813 , Leipzig, Germany,
February 13, 1883 , Venice
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 - February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas. His music is still widely performed, the best known pieces being the Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure and the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg , "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg") is an opera in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the longest operas still commonly performed today, usually taking around four and a half hours. It was first performed at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich, on 21 June 1868.