Event Der Freischutz
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 31 August 2002
Opening Date 31 August 2002
Last Date 20 September 2002
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description With its outpouring of grand and memorable music, its atmosphere of magic and mystery and its dramatic depiction of good and evil, Der Freischutz is a gripping theatrical experience. This glorious Romantic work, immensely popular in many of the world's great opera houses, has not been staged in Australia for more than 100 years and is one of the most requested works in Opera Australia's history.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Name Function Notes
Matthew Barclay Assistant Director
Carl Maria von Weber Composer
Patrick Summers Conductor
Dieter Richter Designer
Christine Mielitz Director
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
John Antoniou Singer
Arend Baumann Singer
Christopher Dawes Singer
Bianca Esther Singer
Warwick Fyfe Singer
Keith Lewis Singer
Margaret Medlyn Singer
Jan-Henderick Rootering Singer
Donald Shanks Singer
Shu-Cheen Yu Singer
Text Nationality Germany
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 8 performances Sung in German
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Newspaper SMH Metro Aug 23 - 29 2002
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jul/Aug 2002
Event Identifier 23316