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Weber's Der Freischutz (Act 3)

Episode 2 of 2

From the Royal Albert Hall, Martin Handley presents Act 3 of a French-language version of Weber's opera Der Freischutz. With Andrew Kennedy (tenor) and Sophie Karthauser (soprano).


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

A rare chance to hear Weber's opera Der Freischutz, one of the cornerstones of German Romantic opera, reimagined by Berlioz for audiences at the Paris Opera. As originally composed, the work has spoken dialogue in German but, for the Paris production of 1841, Berlioz - a huge fan of Weber - replaced the dialogue with recitatives as well as adding the ballet expected by French audiences at the time.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts, and tenor Andrew Kennedy as the forester-hero, Max, and the Belgian soprano Sophie Karthauser as his beloved Agathe lead the international cast in this dramatic tale of romance and magic.

Weber: Der Freischütz (Act 3)

Andrew Kennedy (Max)
Sophie Karthäuser (Agathe)
Gidon Saks (Kaspar)
Virginie Pochon (Ännchen)
Matthew Brook (Kuno)
Luc Bertin-Hugault (A Hermit)
Christian Pelissier (Zamiel)
Samuel Evans (Kilian)
Robert Davies (Ottokar)
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Sep 2011 21:20

Music Played

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischutz (Act 3)

    Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Performer: Andrew Kennedy - Tenor (Max) Performer: Gidon Saks - Bass (Kaspar) Performer: Matthew Brook - Baritone (Kuno) Performer: Sophie Karthauser - Soprano (Agathe) Performer: Virginie Pochon - Soprano (Annchen) Performer: Monteverdi Choir. Performer: Orchestre Revolutionnaire Et Romantique


  • Fri 9 Sep 2011 21:20

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