Passions run high in Palermo, until a newly appointed head-of-state decrees that all pleasures—including love—are forbidden. Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is given musical life in Richard Wagner’s second opera.
Pocket Opera’s “No Love Allowed,” features a translation by the company’s legendary founder, Donald Pippin, as directed by Stage Director Nicholas A. Garcia, and with a gifted orchestra conducted by Jonathan Khuner.
We saw it performed yesterday at The Legion of Honor, but ferry riders willing to make the long commute via rail or motor carriage may catch it in Mountain View next week.
Supported by the Wagner Society of Northern California, the production featured Michael Dailey in the starring role as Luzio.