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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


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.

Review: Freischütz, American Style

The Virginia Opera has taken on the project of introducing contemporary American audiences to one of the most influential masterpieces of opera, Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz”.