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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall – 7th June 2016


The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s birthday celebrations reach a climax with a concert performance of Weber’s opera Der Freischütz.

Der Freischütz, also known as ‘The Marksman’, is a fusion of folklore, rusticism and magic.

OAE Principal Artist Sir Mark Elder leads the Orchestra’s performance of this opera that follows the story of Huntsman Max as he makes a pact with the forces of darkness.


Carl Maria Von Weber: Der Freischütz – opera in 3 acts

(concert performance, sung in German with an English narration by David Poutney)


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Mark Elder conductor

David Pountney stage direction, New English narration

Christopher Ventris tenor, Max

Rachel Willis-Sørensen soprano, Agathe

Sarah Tynan soprano, Aennchen

Sir John Tomlinson narrator, Hermit, Samiel

Marcus Farnsworth baritone, Kilian

Wyn Pencarreg bass, Cuno

Simon Bailey bass, Caspar

William Dazeley baritone, Ottokar

London Philharmonic Choir

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