Der Freischütz review- Simon Parris

Taking the sort of bold leap seldom, if ever, seen from the national company in recent years, Melbourne Opera proves they have the resources, talent and audience support to successfully stage rarely seen German opera Der Freischütz.

This boldness has been rewarded with a thrilling performance of sterling musicality that gives the appreciative audience plenty to enjoy. Upon hearing the melodious, stirring overture, it is clear that Der Freischütz contains wonderful, engaging music. Sung in English, with English dialogue, the characters and storyline are crystal clear, meaning that lack of audience familiarity is no impediment to easy accessibility of the piece.

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