May 26 and 28
On the evening of Friday, May 26 at 21:00 CEST, Stingray Classica premieres a unique staging of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera ‘Der Freischütz’, created to celebrate both the 200th anniversary of the piece’s premiere at the Konzerthaus Berlin and the 200th anniversary of the famed concert hall itself. For this production, Catalan theatre group La Fura dels Baus – internationally acclaimed for its avant-garde opera – created a virtual forest in the Konzerthaus’ Great Hall, delivering a thrilling new interpretation of Von Weber’s Romantic opera. Stage director Carlus Padrissa calls this 2021 production a “journey to the roots of opera, where myth, history and the current reality of the forest meet”. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Rundfunkchor Berlin. Among the soloists are Jeanine De Bique (Agathe), Anna Prohaska (Ännchen), Benjamin Bruns (Max), Falk Struckmann (Kaspar), Franz Hawlata (Kuno), and Viktor Rud (Kilian). Following the Stingray Classica premiere on Friday, May 26 at 21:00 CEST, this broadcast is repeated on the afternoon of Sunday, May 28 at 14:00 CEST.