Das Liebesverbot (Blu-ray)

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Das Liebesverbot (Blu-ray)

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 modd 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 Christoph Maltman, Turkish-Viennese tenor and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Ilker Arcayurek and Germany`s htotest Wagnerian leading lady, Manuela Uhl.

Performers: Christopher Maltman, Peter Lodahl, Ilker Arcayurek, David Alegret, David Jerusalem
Directors: Janos Darvas
Format: NTSC
Language: German, English, French
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese
Dubbed: None
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2017
Run Time: 160 minutes
 

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