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Review: "Der Freischutz" a hit and miss production

Virginia Opera, staging a German opera hardly ever performed in the United States, boldly makes it its own, setting this tale of the supernatural in the first half of the 19th century in America.

Virginia Opera hits the target with a winning Freischutz

After striking productions of Aida, Philip Glass’s Orphée, and Hansel and Gretel, Virginia Opera has seemed content recently to return to mostly opera chestnuts. This season’s winning production of Carl Maria von Weber’s ghost story Der Freischütz is a welcome exception,

Virginia Opera's Der Freischutz: The Real Magic is in the Music

OperaGene

Last year I was pleased to see that the Virginia Opera was going to perform Der Freischutz (The Magic Marksman) in their new season, mainly because we do not often get to see this opera in the U.S.. 

Virginia Opera to make its mark with German opera 'Der Freischütz'

“It’s a piece about God and guns,” said Virginia Opera principal conductor and artistic advisor Adam Turner.