Maestro Zubin Mehta wurde im Rahmen eines festlichen Empfangs am 19. Februar 2016 mit der Meistersinger Medaille der Bayerischen Staatsoper ausgezeichnet.
Maestro Zubin Mehta was awarded the Meistersinger medal by the Bavarian State Opera at a special ceremony on 19th February 2016.
The reception followed the 2016 Annual Concert for the Friends of the National Theatre, a performance of the “Gurrelieder” by Arnold Schönberg.
The medal, crafted by porcelain manufacturer Nymphenburg, was first funded by the Friends of the National Theatre in 1999. It is awarded by the directorship of the Bavarian State Opera in recognition of outstanding artistic performance to commemorate the première of Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg) in 1868 at the Court and National Theatre of Munich.
Zubin Mehta is now the seventh recipient, following Hans Hotter, Inge Borkh, Astrid Varnay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hertha Töpper and Edita Gruberova.