from Act I, Scene 2 of the German opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, apprentice of Hans Sachs
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: a makeshift arena, Nuremburg, Germany, mid-sixteenth century
Synopsis: David gives Walter, the new candidate for the Mastersingers Guild, a rundown of all the different confusing rules of the Guild that Walter will have to follow in order to gain admission to the Guild.