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DVD + Blu-Ray + 4K/UHD:
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz

Author: C Major Entertainment

Axel Köhler’s production of Der Freischütz at the Dresden State Opera was described by Die Presse as “a minor miracle in Dresden”.

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz © C Major Entertainment

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz | Copyright: © Matthias Creutziger

    Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz © Matthias Creutziger

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz | Copyright: © Matthias Creutziger

    Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz © Matthias Creutziger

In the words of the Salzburger Nachrichten, Köhler “scored a bulleye” with his sombre and satanic interpretation of Weber’s Romantic opera about love, temptation, souls sold to the Devil, obsession and faith. According to the Financial Times, Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle conjured up a sense of “mortal terror from the orchestra pit. […] Thielemann is in command of every detail. That makes for utterly gripping listening.”

Original title Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz
Genre Opera
Recording location Semperoper Dresden, 2015
Duration 149 mins
Video format 4K/UHD
Production Company A co-production of UNITEL CLASSICA and Semperoper Dresden
Composer Carl Maria von Weber
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor Christian Thielemann
Choir Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Stage Director Alex Köhler
Soloist Michael König, Georg Zeppenfeld, Albert Dohmen, Sara JakubiakAdrian Eröd, Albert Dohmen, Sara Jakubiak, Christina Landshamer, Georg Zeppenfeld, Michael König, Andreas Bauer

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