One of the Salzburg Festival's most hotly anticipated new productions opens on Friday night. Everyone is waiting to see what Stefan Herheim can do with Die Meistersinger.
The answer is - set the whole thing in Hans Sachs' cobbler's shop, but in Wagner's own time.
The opening night will be broadcast with a short delay on 3sat and Unitel Classica, beginning at 20.15 CET (7.15pm UK time). If you're in the UK, don't get too excited - it's unlikely to be available. But optimists may wish to try.
Michael Volle- Hans Sachs
Roberto Saccà- Walther von Stolzing
Markus Werba- Sixtus Beckmesser
Anna Gabler- Eva
Monika Bohinec- Magdalene
Georg Zeppenfeld- Veit Pogner
Peter Sonn- David