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Tue 7 Jun 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Der Freischütz

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10 - £75

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Weber Der Freischütz (semi-dramatised performance)

Sir Mark Elder conductor
David Pountney new English narration
Wyn Pencarreg Kuno
Rachel Willis-Sørenson Agathe
Sarah Tynan Annchen
Simon Bailey Kaspar
Christopher Ventris Max
Sir John Tomlinson Hermit / Samiel / narrator
Marcus Farnsworth Kilian
William Dazeley Ottokar
London Philharmonic Choir

Our birthday celebrations reach a climax with this concert performance of Weber’s opera Der Freischütz (The Marksman) – a fusion of folklore, rusticism and magic.

OAE Principal Artist Sir Mark Elder leads the performance of this opera which follows the story of Huntsman Max who makes a pact with the forces of darkness…

Sung in German with English surtitles. 

OAE Extras at 5.45pm, auditorium, free admission

A look at German romanticism and how the dialogue was developed from the original text for tonight’s performance.

Venue details

This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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  • kindly confirm that Der Freischutz will actually be SUNG in ENGLISH
    not just translated by David Pountney in surtitles or in the programme.
    This enquiry is not for publication on a website

    L Sims Fri Sep 18 2015
  • Hi,
    It will actually be sung in German, but with adapted narration in English by David Pountney.

    oae Tue Sep 22 2015
  • What is the expected running time?

    CC Tue May 31 2016
  • What a lovely video clip of Martin Lawrence and the quartet playing the opening horn call. We love that excerpt!

    Oxford Horns Tue May 31 2016
  • It’s the first time Der Freischütz has been performed with this narration, so we don’t know for sure (at least not until we’ve had a few more rehearsals). But it’ll probably finish around 9.45pm.

    oae Fri Jun 3 2016