Wagner: Das Liebesverbot Chorus & Orchestra Of The Teatro Real, Madrid OPUS ARTE Studios (Blu-ray) DTS-HD Master Audio 2017 Release Date 2/24/17
Wagner’s rarely performed early comic opera, based on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, enjoys its Spanish debut in a new production by director Kasper Holten.
The lively score boasts clear Italian, French and Weberian influences that pre-date the composer’s mature voice, yet the music continually delights with the unmistakable emergence of Wagner’s precocious genius. His adaptation of the Bard’s play reflects the rebellious mood of a Revolutionary Germany, vindicating sensual love and attacking the fanatical repression of sexuality by a puritanical and hypocritical authority. Ivor Bolton conducts a vibrant cast featuring English baritone and Cardiff Singer of the World Lieder Prize-winner Christopher Maltman, Turkish-Viennese tenor and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ilker Arcayürek and Germany’s hottest Wagnerian leading lady, Manuela Uhl.
- UPC: 809478072133
- GENRE: Special Interest-Documentary
- RELEASE DATE: 2/24/2017
- PRODUCT ID: BOPU7213BR
- DISTRIBUTOR/STUDIO: BBC / Opus Arte
- WEIGHT: .22 lb