Thursday, 22 October 2015

Wagner's second opera gets rare outing

Wagner - Das Liebesverbot
Chelsea Opera Group give us a chance to hear one of Wagner's earliest works on Sunday. Conducted by Anthony Negus (music director of Longborough Opera), the group performs Wagner's Das Liebesverbot at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 25 October 2015. Written in 1834 and premiered in 1836, with a libretto based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure the work features Helena Dix (Isabella), Kirstin Sharpin (Marianne), David Soar (Friedrich), Nicholas Folwell (Brighella),Paul Curievici (Luzio), Elizabeth Cragg (Dorella), Peter Hoare (Claudio), Piran Legg (Danieli) and Toby Girling (Angelo). It represents a rare opportunity to hear Wagner's second opera, in which contemporary French and Italian models vie with influences which hint at his later work.

Chelsea Opera Group's season continues with Verdi's Il Trovatore (28 February 2016) and Rossini Le Comte Ory (25 June 2016).

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