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Romantic opera in three acts - 1821

Composer Carl Maria von Weber · Libretto by Friedrich Kind
In German with German and English surtitles | New Production

Sunday, 07. February 2021
06:00 pm
Nationaltheater

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Premiere at 07. February 2021

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Cast

Conductor
Antonello Manacorda
Production
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Set Design
Elena Zaytseva
Lighting
Gleb Filshtinsky
Set Design Assistant
Danila Trawin
Artistic Consultant
Tatjana Wereschtschagina
Dramaturgy
Lukas Leipfinger
Choruses
Stellario Fagone

Fürst Ottokar
Boris Prýgl
Kuno
Christian Rieger
Agathe
Golda Schultz
Ännchen
Anna Prohaska
Kaspar
Kyle Ketelsen
Max
Pavel Černoch
Ein Eremit
Tareq Nazmi
Kilian
Milan Siljanov
Vier Brautjungfern
Eliza Boom, Sarah Gilford, Daria Proszek, Yajie Zhang
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper

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In a village community that holds firm to archaic customs, the young hunter Max must pass a marksmanship test so he may marry his sweetheart, Agathe. Of all times now when his shooting has been very much below par! Carl Maria von Weber and his librettist Friedrich Kind fluctuate between ghost story, fairy tale, fortune play and interplay between heaven and hell. The plot centres around a diabolical ritual in the “Wolf's Glen”, where a pact is made with Samiel to cast magic bullets that never miss their target. Its composer declared that the opera was celebrated by its world premiere audience in Berlin in 1821 with the, “most incredible enthusiasm”. In the decades that followed, the piece, at the time considered nature-oriented and traditional-romantic, swiftly became one of the most performed operas on German stages. And little wonder it was: In an age with a popular yearning for cultural, national identification opportunities, Der Freischütz offered a projection surface for an ideal community. So what about this opera appeals to director Dmitri Tcherniakov today?

 

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Biographies

Antonello Manacorda ist seit 2010 Chefdirigent der Kammerakademie Potsdam und war von 2011 bis 2018 in gleicher Position beim Het Gelders Orkest in Arnhem engagiert. Er dirigierte u. a. das hr-Sinfonieorchester, das BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, das Sydney Symphony Orchestra, die Hamburger Symphoniker und die Staatskapelle Weimar. Zudem war er zu Gast bei den Festivals in Aldeburgh und Glyndebourne. Von 2003 bis 2006 war er künstlerischer Leiter der Kammermusik bei der Académie Européenne de Musique du Festival d’Aix en Provence. Gastengagements führten ihn u. a. an die Oper Frankfurt, das Théâtre La Monnaie, das Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, die Wiener Staatsoper, die Komische Oper Berlin und die Metropolitan Opera in New York. Er war langjähriger Konzertmeister und Gründungsmitglied des Mahler Chamber Orchestras. (Stand: 2020)

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