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Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Apr 17May 19, 2019
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
2h40
Age limit
From 12 years
Info

In coproduction with the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie / De Munt, Brussels and the Staatstheater Nürnberg

Cast

Musical Director Patrick Lange Stage Directors, Dramaturgy Jossi Wieler Mise en scène, dramaturgie Sergio Morabito Stage set, Costumes Nina von Mechow Avec l'utilisation de peintures d'Alekos Hofstetter Lighting Voxi Bärenklau Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse Chef des chœurs (répétitions) Christoph Heil Chef des choeurs Alessandro Zuppardo

Artists

Agathe Lenneke Ruiten Aennchen Josefin Feiler Max Jussi Myllys Kaspar David Steffens Kuno Frank van Hove Kilian Jean-Christophe Fillol Ottokar Ashley David Prewett L'Ermite Roman Polisadov Chœurs de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Presentation

"Der Freischütz" by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) had an enormous impact when it premiered in 1821. The German composer's dedicated effort to break with the traditions of Italian opera was celebrated as the birth of German Romantic opera. The unprecedented importance given to the orchestra and the dramatic subtlety of Max's fantastic story unfolding got both Beethoven and Wagner excited. For their French debuts, stage directors Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito are probing the ideological background of this story, which centers on the diabolic pact which hunter Max makes with an evil, supernatural force. This wins him not just the victory at a shooting contest, but also the hand of young Agathe, with whom he is hopelessly in love. Patrick Lange is making his debut at the OnR as conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse.

In German
Overtitled in French, German

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