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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