Set in 16th-century Nuremberg, this comic opera by Wagner concerning the competition between would-be "Mastersingers" for the hand of a goldsmith's daughter is given a splendid production at the Bayreuth Festival. Daniel Barenboim conducts the orchestra; Robert Holl, Matthias Hölle, and Andreas Schmidt take principal roles. 4 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish. In German with English subtitles.