West Bay Opera Presents Von Weber's Der Freischütz
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The last date listed for Der Freischütz was Sunday February 28, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lucie Stern Theatre
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Boasting two of opera's all-time favorite arias ("Questa o quella" and "La donna è mobile")… More
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Singing was excellent. But the staging, costumes, sets were terrible. Dancing throughout the overture and in the background during a glorious aria of Agathe in the third act were totally distracting and unnecessary. Basic interpretation underlying staging was faulty. Weber's music can stand on its own!
Max, a young hunter, loves Agathe; but in order to win her hand he must succeed at a shooting contest. Kaspar, who has secretly pledged his soul to the Devil, offers Max seven magic bullets which will hit their target regardless of the skill of the marksman. But the seventh bullet belongs to the Devil.
About the Ticket Supplier: West Bay Opera
Performing both the familiar and the adventurous, West Bay Opera seeks to please and challenge singers and audiences with three productions per season, one each in October, February, and May. The repertoire includes standard popular works, lesser-known operas and operettas, and occasionally operas by modern composers. Some of West Bay Opera’s greatest successes result from undertaking formidable artistic challenges. Past accomplishments include Bellini’s rarely-performed Norma, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the original Russian, and Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. The principal consideration is always to give talented young opera singers an opportunity to perform challenging roles and, in turn, to give audiences the pleasure of hearing these singers on their way to fame.