Der Freischütz

The Concertgebouworkest performs Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Dutch National Opera

The young conductor Patrick Hahn makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Dutch National Opera with Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz. The romantic ‘horror’ opera is still as popular as ever.

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The young conductor Patrick Hahn makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Dutch National Opera with Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz. The romantic ‘horror’ opera is still as popular as ever.

Der Freischütz has got everything a true romantic opera should have.

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About this concert

Der Freischütz is Carl Maria von Weber’s most famous work. Besides romantic arias, magnificent songs and choruses, this opera includes gripping atmospheric music. It unites the tenderness and cruelty of nature with the stirrings of the human soul. And Weber’s expression of the dark powers in the Wolfschlucht scene sets the tone for a soundscape that filled even the greatest composers after him with envy.

With Der Freischütz, successful Russian theatre, opera and film director Kirill Serebrennikov makes his house debut. In his approach to the opera, the struggle for success has a prominent role—in both the world of hunters and that of artists.