Der Freischütz - René Jacobs

Der Freischütz - René Jacobs

HMM 902700.01 (harmonia mundi, CD, 2 discs)

FIRST RELEASE (29 April 2022)

Playing time: 138'
Tracks: 19 + 18
Booklet pages: 248
℗ 2022 harmonia mundi musique sas
© 2022 harmonia mundi musique sas
Main country of recording: Germany
Country of manufacture: European Union
Reviewer: Roderic Dunnett
Review of Der Freischütz - René Jacobs published on 3 June 2022

Christian Immler, bass (Ein Eremit)
Polina Pasztircsák, soprano (Agathe)
Kateryna Kasper, soprano (Ännchen)
Maximilian Schmit, tenor (Max)
Yannick Debus, baritone (Kilian)
Matthis Winckhler, bass (Kuno)
Max Urlacher (Samiel)
Dmitry Ivashchenko, bass (Kaspar)
Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Freiburger Barockorchester
René Jacobs

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826):

Der Freischütz, Op 77 / WEV C7, Romantic opera in three acts (1821), to a libretto by Friedrich Kind, and with dialogues adapted by René Jacobs

Recorded in June 2021 at the Konzerthaus et Ensemblehaus, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

A fascinating rediscovery: René Jacobs has gone back to the source of the initial project and here offers us a completely new reading of the very first German Romantic opera: the prologue initially conceived by the librettist is restored to its original place, giving due symbolic and structural weight to the character of the Hermit.