Here is a List of great performances of Walter's aria
"Slezak recorded this aria many times, beginning in the era of 4 minute cylinders. The earliest recording may date from 1901. I believe this to be the last he made, in 1928. The previous recording of it was 1914, and there is nothing here that suggest so early a date."
It is sung in English: "Morning was gleaming..." Later, "Darkness had fallen and night cloaked..." The opera is about a young knight, Walther von Stolzing, who visits Nuremberg.
Johan Botha Wiener Staatsoper 2008 c. Christian Thielemann South African, tenor Johan Botha sings Walter's prize song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnbeg with one of (the, in my opinion) greatest living conductors, Christian Thielemann, at the helm of the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus.
Proms 2008 concert performance
Joan Sutherland - Jon Vickers - James Pease Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Conductor: Rafael Kubelik 5 May 1957
Walther von Stolzing: Max Lorenz
Hans Sachs: Jaro Prohaska
Veit Pogner: Josef Greindl
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele Musikalische Leitung: Wilhelm Furtwängler Bayreuth, 15.07.1943
"The rarest video from a legendary Wieland Wagners production - Bayreuth 1963
Hans Sachs - Josef Greindl
Walther von Stolzing - Wolfgang Windgassen
Regie - Wieland Wagner
Dirigent - Thomas Schippers