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Wagner: Das Liebesverbot DVD (Teatro Real)

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.

Composer: Richard Wagner
Isabella: Manuela Uhl
Friedrich: Christopher Maltman
Lucio: Peter Lodahl
Claudio: Ilker Arcayürek
Brighella: Ante Jerkunica
Antonio: David Alegret
Angelo: David Jerusalem
Mariana: María Miró
Danieli: Isaac Galán
Dorella: María Hinojosa
Pontio Pilato: Francisco Vas

Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Real, Madrid
Chorus Master: Andrés Máspero
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Director: Kasper Holten
Set & Costume Designs: Steffen Aarfing
Lighting: Bruno Poet
Video: Luke Halls

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 & DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 160 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
Year: 2016