“DER FREISCHÜTZ“ LIVE FROM THE WIENER STAATSOPER
Camilla Nylund & Andreas Schager in a new production of Weber’s "Freischütz", conducted by Tomáš Netopil & staged by Christian Rätz.
Camilla Nylund, Andreas Schager © David Jerusalem, Anna S.
In a new production of Carl Maria von Weber’s seminal Romantic opera "Der Freischütz", staged by Christian Räth at the Wiener Staatsoper, Finnish operatic soprano Camilla Nylund will sing the head forester’s daughter Agathe.
To win Agathe’s hand, the young assistant forester Max has to pass a test of skill in marksmanship. The acclaimed Austrian tenor Andreas Schager will perform as the desperate lover who, in order to win the shooting contest, resorts to the use of magic bullets. The role of the scheming Kaspar, who is about to lose his soul to the devil, will be sung by bass-baritone Alan Held, while Albert Dohmen as the hermit will bring the opera’s eerie plot to its conciliatory conclusion by condemning the custom of the trial shot.
Räth’s inspired staging of “Der Freischütz” at the Haus am Ring stands out due to the bold set and costume design by Gary McCann and the striking lighting and video design by Thomas Hase and Nina Dunn. Conductor Tomáš Netopil, who leads the excellent Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, will explore the multi-layered score of Weber, who is regarded as the successor to French Revolution opera and, due to his use of folk song, to Haydn and Beethoven.
Live from the Wiener Staatsoper on 14th June 2018.
A production of ORF and UNITEL
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