Das Liebesverbot

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Das Liebesverbot

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:25 am

I noticed that teatro real is doing this early comic opera right now and it will be coming to ROH-wonder if Gelb will ever be tempted to bring it to the Met-the link has a trailer. I remember not being able to get to Glimmerglass in 2008 to see it. Regards, Len

Das Liebesverbot

Commemorating the 4th Centennary of Shakespeare's death

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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by John F » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:16 am

You didn't miss much. Have you heard "Das Liebesverbot"? It's been recorded. It's even less viable than "Un giorno di regno" and wouldn't be performed at all if it weren't by the composer of "Tristan und Isolde" and "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:32 am

John F wrote:You didn't miss much. Have you heard "Das Liebesverbot"? It's been recorded. It's even less viable than "Un giorno di regno" and wouldn't be performed at all if it weren't by the composer of "Tristan und Isolde" and "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
Yes I've heard Das Liebesverbot-have a CD of it-some pleasant music imo. As for Un giorno di regno we saw that at Glimmerglass-I thought it had potential but not with the production they came up with-imo one of the worst-what a shame. Regards, Len :(

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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by John F » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:38 am

I saw "Un giorno di regno" in an economical but faithful production by the Bronx Opera and have a recording. As you say, some of the music is pleasant - the young Wagner was not without talent. But after that, "Die Feen," and "Rienzi," which was halfway there, the opening of the overture to "Flying Dutchman" hit the musical world like a lightning strike. How he got there from "Das Liebesverbot" is one of the marvels of artistic creativity.
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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by lennygoran » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:20 pm

Verdi started small too but it doesn't mean we can't see once in a while one of the earlier operas--same for Mozart. Regards, Len

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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by John F » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:55 pm

Of course we can, but my point is that if those composers hadn't gone on to compose far greater operas that are cornerstones of the world repertoire, we wouldn't.
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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by lennygoran » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:52 am

John F wrote:Of course we can, but my point is that if those composers hadn't gone on to compose far greater operas that are cornerstones of the world repertoire, we wouldn't.

And my point is that since these great opera composers did such wonderful masterpieces I sure wouldn't mind seeing a work like Das Liebesverbot once. Regards, Len

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Re: Das Liebesverbot

Post by diegobueno » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:54 am

I think trash by Verdi or Wagner is no less trash for having been written by someone who would later become a master. An opera company's resources would be better spent on new operas, thereby giving a living composer a chance to master the art.

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