Opera — Der Freischütz (The Marksman)

Theater Basel
18:30-21:40 (19:30 on Oct. 27)

In a clubhouse near the forest the hunting community cultivates its old rituals: young hunter Max has to prove himself at the upcoming trial shooting. Only then can he marry his beloved Agathe. Max, however, has not scored a hit in weeks and is full of worry. Afraid of failing, he gets involved with dark forces. Hunterly romance, regulars' table conversations, and club songs become the starting point for Christoph Marthaler's interpretation of the Carl Maria von Weber’s opera “Der Freischütz.” It is a playful reinvention of the German Singspiel classic with an ensemble of actors and singers. In this co-production with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Titus Engel conducts the Kammerorchester Basel. This opera will be performed in German with English and German surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30-145.


Theater Basel
Elisabethenstrasse 16
4051 Basel

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