Romantic arias, beautiful songs and poignant music
Carl Maria von Weber wrote his most famous work with Der Freischütz. In addition to romantic arias, beautiful songs and choirs, this work contains gripping atmospheric music. It unites the sweetness and violence of nature with the stirrings of the human soul. And with his expression of the dark powers in the Wolfschlucht scene, Weber created a musical painting that also made the greatest composers after him jealous.
The successful Russian theater, opera and film director Kirill Serebrennikov makes his debut with Dutch National Opera with this directing. In his approach to Der Freischütz, the battle for success is at the fore – both in the world of the hunters and that of the artists. With the German tenor Benjamin Bruns and the South African soprano Johanni van Oostrum, we get the perfect cast for the love couple Max and Agathe. The endearing soprano Ying Fang (Susanna in the recent Le nozze di Figaro) once again interprets a public favorite with her Ännchen.
With Mozart specialist, and also one of the most accomplished conductors in the early 19th-century repertoire, Riccardo Minasi, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra receives surprising and expert leadership for this richly varied score.