Der Freischütz

Der Freischütz

Direction: Christian Räth

Premiere: 6. 6. 2018

In all opera literature, few works have been subjected to such extreme and frequent
paradigm shifts as Weber’s Der Freischütz. While some considered him the originator
of natural folk style, others regarded him as the “most German” of composers
(Wagner); while some considered the uncanny to be a central plot element, others
felt that fate or even nature, more specifically the forest, truly played the lead role
(Pfitzner). Later people said that Weber was a successor to French Revolution opera,
or that with his use of folk song he followed after Haydn and Beethoven. Regardless
of all these considerations, Der Freischütz – a “Romanticopera” in the widest sense
of the term – is a popular and definitive work of the German-language repertoire.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Sat. 08 Sep 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Sep 2018, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Sep 2018, 7 p.m.