Barbican Concerts

Weber Der Freischütz

NB Change of Artist UBS Soundscapes: Weber

Thu 19 Apr 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis

WEBER Der Freischütz (concert performance)

Sir Colin Davis conductor
Soloists include:
Stephan Loges Ottokar/Zamiel
Martin Snell Kuno
Christine Brewer Agathe
Sally Matthews Ännchen
Lars Woldt Kaspar
Simon O’Neill Max
Gidon Saks A Hermit
Marcus Farnsworth Killian
Lucy Hall Four Bridesmaids
Malcolm Sinclair narrator
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra

Der Freischütz, usually translated as ‘The Marksman’ or ‘The Freeshooter’, is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera and draws on traditional German folk tunes for much of its music. The opera’s sinister, fairytale inspiration tells the story of magic bullets, invisible spirits and pacts with the devil, and includes the chilling Wolf’s Glen scene in which demonic, other-worldly screeches accompany the fateful casting of the hunter’s seven deadly bullets.

Change of soloist
The role of Kaspar will now be sung by Lars Woldt, as Falk Struckmann has had to withdraw due to illness. The LSO is very grateful to Mr Woldt for agreeing to step in at such short notice.


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