RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883): Das Liebesverbot.
Catalogue Number: 08P034
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 942
Description: Wagner's second opera (but first to be performed) dates from 1834 and has not had much of a performance history until the second half of the 20th century (Edward Downes, Robert Heger and Wolfgang Sawallisch among its performers). No mature Wagner here; like his early symphony, this setting of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure uses current operatic styles and is modeled closely on contemporary French and Italian comic operas. 2 CDs. German libretto. Christiane Libor, Anna Gabler (sopranos), Peter Bronder, Charles Reid (tenors), Michael Nagy (baritone), Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra; Sebastian Weigle.