THE BAN ON LOVE OR THE NOVICE OF PALERMO
Grand comic opera in two acts | Text by the composer after the comedy Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare | In cooperation with the Bayreuther Festspielen (BF Medien Gmbh)
Einführung 45 Min. vor Vorstellungsbeginn im Konzertfoyer
Grand comic opera in two acts | Text by the composer after the comedy »Measure for Measure« by William Shakespeare | Cooperation with the Bayreuther Festspielen (BF Medien GmbH) | In German with German and English supertitles
After the rejection of Die Feen, his first opera, a young Richard Wagner decided to try his hand in a genre completely uncharacteristic to him: an opera in the Italian opera buffa style. Nevertheless, his Carnival opera still features themes that would come to define his life: the incompatibility of eroticism with “true” love.