WAGNER Das Liebesverbot. Manuela Uhl, Christopher Maltman, Peter Lodahl, Ilker Arcayurek, Ante Jerkunica, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real, Madrid / Ivor Bolton, Director Kasper Holten. Opus Arte DVD
Isabella - Manuela Uhl
Friedrich - Christopher Maltman
Lucio - Peter Lodahl
Claudio - Ilker Arcayürek
Brighella - Ante Jerkunica
Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real, Madrid
Conductor - Ivor Bolton
Director - Kasper Holten
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.
- World-premiere release on DVD of this early, rarely performed Wagner opera.
- Extra features: Includes a Cast Gallery.
What the press said
‘‘...The production by Kasper Holten is excellent: fun, imaginative, lively, and beautifully suited to a comic opera.’’ (Seen and Heard International)
Running time: 160 minutes
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Digital
Surround (DVD) LPCM 2.0 & DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
Opus Arte DVD OA1191D
|Release Period||February 2017|