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    Der Freischütz

    Carl Maria von Weber

    This cornerstone of the German Romantic movement puts the supernatural and magic centre-stage to showcase the talents of Laurence Equilbey and Cie 14:20

    Photo Le Freischütz
    Le Freischütz © Julien Benhamou
    Le Freischütz
    Le Freischütz © Vincent Pontet
    Le Freischütz
    Le Freischütz © Vincent Pontet

    Laurence Equilbey direction
    Clément Debailleul et Raphaël Navarro (Cie 14:20) staging 
    Valentine Losseau (Cie 14:20) dramaturgy
    Clément Debailleul artistic coordination, design and video
    Aragorn Boulanger choreography
    Siegrid Petit-Imbert costumes
    Elsa Revol lights

    Stanislas de Barbeyrac Max
    Johanni Van Oostrum Agathe
    Chiara Skerath Ännchen
    Vladimir Baykov Kaspar
    Christian Immler Hermit
    Thorsten Grümbel Kuno
    Daniel Schmutzhard Ottokar
    Anas Séguin Kilian
    Clément Dazin Samiel

    Insula orchestra
    accentus direction Frank Markowitsch

    Sung in German, with French and English subtitles 
    Approximate running time 2h30

    Selling one’s soul to the devil, invoking a spirit, and firing a magic bullet are just some of the ingredients of the fantastical world of the first German Romantic opera composed by Carl Maria von Weber in 1821. This lyric opera owes a great debt to Beethoven’s Fidelio and prefigures Wagner’s Tannhäuser. In this musical gem, Cie 14:20, pioneers in the new magic movement, craft a visual and sensory setting which encourages spectators to challenge their own relationship with the invisible and the unconscious. To do justice to this cornerstone of the Romantic repertoire, a masterful opera of sensual colour and organic orchestration, Laurence Equilbey will wield the baton for the first time on avenue Montaigne, leading his Insula Orchestra and the Accentus choir. His interpretation using early instruments should convey every nuance of a score in which the demanding dramatic line is combined with striking lyrical expression.

    Production déléguée Insula orchestra
    Coproduction Théâtre de Caen / Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Opéra de Rouen Normandie / Ludwigsburger Festspiele / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Cie 14:20
    En collaboration avec l’ENSATT
    En partenariat avec
    Ce spectacle fait l’objet d’une captation pour Arte
    Diffusion sur Arte et Arte Concert en 2020
    France Musique broadcasts this opera on 9 November at 8pm

    100 secondes avec… Stanislas de Barbeyrac

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