By Christopher Maltman; Peter Lodahl; Ilker Arcayurek; David Alegret; David Jerusalem; Manuela Uhl; Maria Miro; Ante Jerkunica; Isaac Galan; Maria Hinojosa; Francisco Vas; Coro y Orquestra Titulares del Teatro Real. By Richard Wagner. Country of Origin: Czech Republic. Documentaries. BluRay. With LPCM 2.0; DTS Master Audio 5.1; 16:9. Duration 160 minutes. Published by Naxos (NX.OABD7213D).
809478072133. Language: English. Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean.
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.