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Der Freischütz

  • 060 K65A4985
  • Cattura freischutz
  • 084 K65A5096
  • 104 K61A9182
  • 086 K61A9142
  • 154 K65A5374
  • 159 K61A9333
  • Myung Whun Chung ph Brescia e Amisano 531036MBDG
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 10 October to 2 November 2017
Carl Maria von Weber

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes intermission included

FIRST AND SECOND ACT: 85 minutes / Intermission: 30 minutes / THIRD ACT: 45 minutes

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung 
Staging Matthias Hartmann 
Sets Raimund Orfeo Voigt
Lights Marco Filibeck
Dramaturgy Michael Küster
Costumes Susanne Bisovsky and Josef Gerger
Costume collaboration Malte Lübben

CAST

Ottokar

Michael Kraus

Kuno Frank van Hove
Agathe Julia Kleiter
Äennchen Eva Liebau
Kaspar Günther Groissböck
Max Michael König
Ein Eremit Stephen Milling
Kilian Till Von Orlowsky
Vier Brautjungfern

Céline Mellon*

Sara Rossini*

Anna-Doris Capitelli*

Mareike Jankowski*

Stimme des Samiel Frank van Hove

*Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy for Lyric Opera. 

 

Der Freischütz will be live broadcast on RaiRadio3 on 13 October and on Mezzo and Servus TV on 17 October.

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

A founding text of German operatic Romanticism and an absolute masterpiece of musical theatre, Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber has not been performed at La Scala since 1998, when it was conducted by Donald Runnicles, but it is worthwhile remembering above all the 1955 edition with Carlo Maria Giulini on the podium. Today, Weber’s sinister fairy tale plot is unravelled by Myung-Whun Chung, who was Giulini’s most illustrious pupil, together with a first-rate cast that includes Julia Kleiter as Agathe and Günther Groissböck playing the demonic role of Kaspar, while Micheal König offers his Heldentenor to the character of Max. The new production is by Matthias Hartmann, who previously directed the Burgtheater in Vienna and is active as an opera director in Vienna, Zurich and Paris.