Freischütz-Livestream auf den Gendarmenmarkt

Open Air-Übertragung der Inszenierung von La Fura dels Baus
Konzerthausorchester Berlin Rundfunkchor Berlin Christoph Eschenbach Conductor Michael Alber Chorus master Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus Inszenierung und Bühne Esteban Muñoz Director Hwan Kim Costume design Jose Vaalina Light design Tamara Joksimovic Set design / Stage design Jeanine De Bique Soprano Anna Prohaska Soprano Benjamin Bruns Tenor Christof Fischesser Bass Franz Hawlata Bass Viktor Rud Baritone Mikhail Timoshenko Baritone Tijl Faveyts Bass Isabelle Voßkühler Soprano Bianca Reim Soprano Christina Bischoff Soprano Heike Peetz Soprano Wolfgang Häntsch Drama
Carl Maria von Weber „Der Freischütz“ - Romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen (Libretto: Friedrich Kind)


The Konzerthaus Berlin is giving its audience a special musical cinema evening on 18 June - not only on ARTE concert, but also live on the Gendarmenmarkt!

In 250 circles with two chairs each, up to 500 people can experience the live broadcast of Weber's „Freischütz“ from the Great Hall directly on the Gendarmenmarkt.

One month after the festive inauguration of Schinkel’s Schauspielhaus in the presence of the king and court, a second major cultural event took place on 18 June 1821 at Gendarmenmarkt: the premiere of Carl Maria von Weber’s „Der Freischütz“, which would soon be regarded as the German national opera. The work was also catchy; all of Berlin would soon be singing and whistling memorable tunes like the „Hunter’s Chorus“ or the „Maiden’s Wreath“.

Exactly 200 years later, the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus, celebrated worldwide for its avant-garde opera productions, will venture deep into the German forest in the Great Hall to deliver an exciting new interpretation of the romantic opera.

Principal conductor Christoph Eschenbach: „Der Freischütz“ was the first opera I ever heard when I was just ten years old – in Eutin, Weber’s birthplace in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It was an open-air performance, totally rained out. Luckily, the orchestra was sitting under a roof, but the stage was open-air. In the Wolf’s Glen scene, the fuses simply couldn’t be ignited. I was most impressed by the hermit who turns everything around for the better at the end. Exactly 200 years later, I am overjoyed to be conducting this opera with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin at the place of its premiere in a production by La Fura dels Baus.

During the coronavirus pandemic, an early decision to turn the long-planned live event in front of an audience into a cinematic experience ultimately saved the „Freischütz“ anniversary production by the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Livestream on 18 June 2021 at 7 p.m. on ARTE Concert and konzerthaus.de and livestream to the Gendarmenmarkt.

An Opera Production by Konzerthaus Berlin. Video Recording produced by ACCENTUS Music in co-production with RBB and NHK in cooperation with Arte.

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