Today's Thursday Opera Matinee is a performance of Lortzing's comic opera Der Wildschutz from Vienna Volksoper. The schoolteacher Baculus's engagement celebrations are interrupted by a message from the Count dismissing him from his job for having shot a deer on the Count's land. To get back in favour, Baculus enlists his betrothed, Gretchen, and the Count's sister. After much mistaken identity and farce, it turns out that what Baculus actually shot was his own donkey.
Presented by Katie Derham.
Lortzing: Der Wildschutz
Count von Eberbach ..... Daniel Ochoa (baritone),
Countess von Eberbach ..... Alexandra Kloose (contralto),
Baron Kronthal ..... Mirko Roschkowski ( tenor),
Baroness von Freimann ..... Anja Nina Bahrmann (soprano),
Baculus ..... Lars Woldt (bass),
Gretchen ..... Elisabeth Schwarz (soprano),
Pancratius ..... Gernot Kranner (baritone),
Nanette ..... Christine Sidak (mezzo-soprano),
A Guest ..... David Busch (tenor),
Vienna Volksoper Chorus
Vienna Volksoper Children's Chorus
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Alfred Eschwé (conductor).