Music theatre, opera & musicals
Thursday, 08/12/2022 / 07:30 PM - 10:15 PM / Theater Freiburg - Large House
"Schöner grüner Jungfernkranz" and "Joho-trallala": DER FREISCHÜTZ is an opera of choral hits that became folk songs soon after their premiere. But behind the idyllic façade of a community singing together, horror lurks: Peer pressure, envy and superstition, bad pasts, fears of failure and bullying. Perhaps it was the secret of Carl Maria von Weber's success that he found the musical means of expression for the fears of a coercive community. The young, successful hunter Max fails in the face of an upcoming shooting test, on the outcome of which depends not only his entire future, but also that of his girlfriend Agathe. The outsider Kaspar has brought back from the war the secret of free bullets, with which one can blindly hit any target. But to make them, you have to venture into Wolf Gulch, expose yourself to the most horrific horror images, and give the seventh bullet to the devil. On a stormy night of a full moon, Max sets out for the laboratory where the gates of hell open at midnight. The performance group Showcase Beat Le Mot, which has already told the fairy tale DER TEUFEL MIT DEN DREI GOLDENEN HAAREN as a playful associative journey in Freiburg, is staging its first opera with DER FREISCHÜTZ. She is particularly interested in the opera chorus as the embodiment of a sprawling musical machine. A production of Showcase Beat Le Mot, Theater Freiburg and Konzert Theater Bern.
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