Die Laune des Verliebten
|Die Laune des Verliebten|
|Opera (project) by Richard Wagner|
The composer, c. 1830
|Based on||play by Johann Wolfgang Goethe|
Die Laune des Verliebten (The Mood of the One in Love) was Richard Wagner's first attempt at an opera project. Written in about 1830, when Wagner was 17, the libretto was based on a play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Wagner wrote a scene for three female voices and a tenor aria before abandoning the project. There is no performance history for these fragments, and neither words nor music have survived.
- "(Wilhelm) Richard Wagner". Grove Music Online. Retrieved 25 March 2009.