16th February

Concert will begin at 17:04 hours GMT

Weber's 'Der Freischütz' with Schmitt, Ludvik, Muirhead and Cornet from Essen

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Weber's 'Der Freischütz' is a German opera with spoken dialogue in three acts with a libretto by Friedrich Kind. The plot is based on the German folk legend of the Freischütz. The young assistant forester Max loves Agathe and is to become the successor to Cuno, the head forester and Agathe's father. But a test of skill in marksmanship is required, the trial to be held the following day. Performers:

Ottokar: Martijn Cornet.
Kuno: Karel Martin Ludvik.
Agathe: Jessica Muirhead.
Ännchen: Tamara Banješevic.
Kaspar, 1. Jägerbursche: Heiko Trinsinger.
Max, 2. Jägerbursche: Maximilian Schmitt.
Eremit: Tijl Faveyts.
Kilian: Albrecht Kludszuweit.
Bride Maids: Uta Schwarzkopf, Helga Wachter.

Theaters Essen Choir. Essener Philharmoniker. Conductor: Tomáš Netopil.

Recorded 17 January.


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Aalto-Theater, Essen