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Der Freischütz

From 10 October to 2 November 2017
Carl Maria von Weber

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
New Teatro alla Scala Production

Running Time:  hours minutes intermissions included

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

Agathe

Julia Kleiter

Äennchen Eva Liebau
Max Michael König
Kaspar Günther Groissböck
Ottokar Michael Kraus
Kuno Franck van Hove
Ein Eremit Stephen Milling
Kilian Till Von Orlowsky

Der Freischütz will be live broadcast on RaiRadio3 on 13 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.