Die Laune des Verliebten

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Die Laune des Verliebten
Opera (project) by Richard Wagner
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The composer, c. 1830
Librettist Richard Wagner
Language German
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.