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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
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Cast

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 france.tv
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

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