Der Freischütz

Melbourne Opera presents a new production of Weber's Romantic masterpiece,the powerful "Der Freischutz/The Marksman", not seen in Melbourne since 1969!


Sung in English, directed by Suzanne Chaundy and conducted by David Kram and Greg Hocking, "Der Freischutz/The Marksman " is a strong depiction of sinister forces at work in the life of rural Germany containing much memorable music including the famous Overture,the Huntsman's Chorus and the soprano and tenor arias.


Melbourne Opera has assembled a superb international cast led by Jason Wasley,Steven Gallop,Sally Wilson and Andrea Creighton ,combined with the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra in a setting drawing on German Expressionism of the early 20th Century.


"Der Freischutz/The Marksman" continues Melbourne Opera's commitment to perform less frequently seen German masterpieces, building on the company's successful performances of "Fidelio" and "Rienzi" over the last 2 years.




Synopsis and Directors notes










The Hermit



James Ash

Ariel Chou

Ian Cook

Robin Czuchnowski

Belinda Dalton

Paul Dernelly

Andrew Dickinson

Genevieve Dickson

Dick Dowling

Daniel Felton

Teresa Ingrilli

Susan Halls

Peter Hanway

Kathy Hatton

Mark Henderson

Angela Hennel

Lavinia Ionescu

Piri Jakab

Geoff King



Jason Wasley

Sally Wilson

Andrea Creighton

Steven Gallop

Manfred Pohlenz

Roger Howel

Michael Lampard

Adrian McEniery

Roger Howell

Genevieve Dickson

Bianca Majchrzak

Teresa Ingrilli

Belinda Dalton

Ariel Chou

Alexandra Oke

Maree Macmillan

Bianca Majchrzak

Steve Marsh

Bernie Nolan

Debrah O'Connor

Alexandra Oke

George Opritescu

James Penn

Andrew Pennycuirk

Roland Seidl

Cameron Sibly

Norma Tovey

Robert Van Keulen

Megan Whiteside

Richard Wilson

Cecily Woodberry

David Wooodberry

Effie Zafirakis