Sir Colin Davis conductor Soloists include: Stephan Loges Ottokar/Zamiel Martin Snell Kuno Christine Brewer Agathe Sally Matthews Ännchen Lars Woldt Kaspar Simon O’Neill Max Gidon Saks A Hermit Marcus Farnsworth Kilian Lucy HallFour Bridesmaids Malcolm Sinclairnarrator London Symphony Chorus London Symphony Orchestra
Der Freischütz, usually translated as ‘The Marksman’ or ‘The
Freeshooter’, is heralded as one of the cornerstones of Romantic opera
and draws on traditional German folk tunes for much of its music. The
opera’s sinister, fairytale inspiration tells the story of magic
bullets, invisible spirits and pacts with the devil, and includes the
chilling Wolf’s Glen scene in which demonic, other-worldly screeches
accompany the fateful casting of the hunter’s seven deadly bullets.
Change of soloist The role of Kaspar will now be sung by Lars Woldt, as Falk Struckmann has had to withdraw due to illness. The LSO is very grateful to Mr Woldt for agreeing to step in at such short notice.
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