Richard Wagner: Das Liebesverbot (The Ban on Love)

HUNGARIAN OPERA CLUJ - 2015. szeptember 24. 18:30 ERKEL THETARE - 2015. 2015. szeptember 29. 18:00
Grand comic opera in two acts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian subtitles

Große komische Oper – these words make for unfamiliar reading where Wagnerian genre descriptions are concerned. Aside from 1868's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the great German composer wrote only one other comic opera: Das Liebesverbot, an early work from the start of his career.
Based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, Wagner substantially revised the plot, but its theme nevertheless remains intact: repressed desire and a criticism of false prudery, all presented as a comedy. This is a collaboration with the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera directed by Máté Szabó.
Conductor: Selmeczi György

Friedrich, szicíliai helytartó: Balla Sándor
Luzio: Szabó Levente
Claudio: Pataki Adorján
Isabella: Egyed Apollónia
Mariana: Barabás Zsuzsa
Brighella: Szilágyi János
Danieli: Sándor Csaba
Dorella: Jordán Éva, Hary Judit
Pontio Pilato: Rétyi Zsombor

Set Designer: Cziegler Balázs
Costume Designer: Tihanyi Ildikó