“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” scheduled to be held from June through July 2020, has been canceled for all venues amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Opera in 3 Acts / Sung in German with Japanese surtitles

Schedule & tickets

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Performance date Tickets Booking Opens Book Tickets
Sunday 14 June 2020 14:00
S 29,700 yen
A 23,100 yen
B 18,700 yen
C 14,300 yen
D 9,900 yen
E 5,500 yen
F 3,300 yen
U26 3,300 yen

Various discounts available

9 November 2019


Wednesday 17 June 2020 12:00

*Tickets for Under-26s(Seat A,B[limited number] )are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office(telephone, in person). Valid ID required.

*Please contact the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office for the following discount tickets: Tickets for person with disabilities (Seat S, A) / Group Sales (Seat S, A / Groups of 10 or more[limited number])

*Please contact the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office for purchasing wheelchair-accessible seats (Seat-A only).

New National Theatre, Tokyo OPERA PALACE

Performance date Tickets Booking Opens Book Tickets
Sunday 21 June 2020 14:00
S 33,000 yen
A 27,500 yen
B 19,800 yen
C 13,200 yen
D 6,600 yen
Z 1,650 yen
(Day Tickets)

Various discounts available

8 March 2020


Wednesday 24 June 2020 16:00
Saturday 27 June 2020 14:00
Tuesday 30 June 2020 12:00

*Please contact New National Theatre Box Office for further details.

Hyogo Performing Arts Center,KOBELCO Grand Hall

Performance date Tickets Booking Opens Book Tickets
Sunday 5 July 2020 12:00
A 22,000 yen
B 19,000 yen
C 16,000 yen
D 13,000 yen
E 9,000 yen
F 5,000 yen
15 December 2019


*Please contact Hyogo Performing Arts Center Box Office for further details.


ONO Kazushi
ONO Kazushi
  • Set Design:Mathis NEIDHARDT
  • Costume Design:Sibylle GADEKE
  • Lighting Design:Fabio ANTOCI
  • Choreography:Ramses SIGL


Chorus:New National Theatre Chorus,Nikikai Chorus Group Orchestra:Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra


Act I

Afternoon mass at Saint Catherine’s church. The knight Walther falls in love at first sight with Eva, the daughter of goldsmith Pogner. Walther finds out that the winner of the Mestersinger contest on the following day, will win Eva’s hand in marriage.He learns the rules of song composing from David, the cobbler apprentice. During the preliminary trial, the town clerk Bechmesser, who want to marry Eva, gives Walther a failing mark, but the cobbler Sachs praises Walther’s free spirit and talent.

Act Ⅱ

That evening in front of Sachs’ house. Bechmesser appears and serenades Eva. David mistakenly thinks it is his sweetheart who is being serenaded and punches Bechmesser, causing a riot that involves the whole town.

Act Ⅲ

Following morning at Sachs’ house. Walther and Sachs composes a song for the contest. Beckmesser appears and finds the draft of Walther’s song. Sachs gives the draft to Beckmesser.
Beside the Pegnitz River, the site of the singing contest,Beckmesser sings a song based on the draft he found, but he gets laughed at. He accuses Sachs of tricking him, but Sachs announces that the song is Walther’s. When Walther sings his song, everybody is moved. Walther wins Eva’s hand in marriage, but declines the title of Meistersinger. Sachs persuades him to accept the title. The opera ends with a chorus lauding the arts of Germany.

  • General Producer : ONO Kazushi
  • Produced by : Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/New National Theatre, Tokyo/Salzburg Easter Festival/Semperoper Dresden
  • Presented by:
    [Performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan] Tokyo Metropolitan Government /Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
    [Performances at New National Theatre, Tokyo] New National Theatre Foundation
    [Performance at Hyogo Performing Arts Center] Hyogo Prefectural Goverment, the Hyogo Arts & Culture Association
  • Co-presented by : [Performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan]Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
  • Collaborated by : Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation