February 23, 24, 25
The Lincoln Loft
3036 N Lincoln Ave
Der Freischütz, being produced by Opera on Tap Chicago, will be presented in Chicago for the first time in nearly 150 years! This opera, written by Carl Maria von Weber, is widely considered to be the turning point between Classical opera (like Mozart) and Romantic opera (like Wagner), and is produced frequently in Germany. The last major company to do it in the United States was The Metropolitan Opera in 1972 and Chicago audiences last saw it at the Crosby Opera House March 13th, 1871.
The story if one of a Sharpshooter (or Marksman) who finds himself unwittingly in league with the Devil as he attempts to win a shooting contest that will guarantee him both a job for life and his intended bride.
Email DerFreischutzChicago@gmail.com for reservations and more information!
This production will be directed by Rose Freeman and conducted by Catherine O’Shaughnessy, with a new English translation by Kirsten Kunkle.
Killian: Samantha Attaguile
Max: Dennis Kalup
Cuno: Antoni Scarano
Kaspar: Jess Koehn
Agathe: Jessie Oliver (2/23, 2/24) Libby Rudolph (2/25)
Ännchen: Sally Olson (2/23, 2/24) Angela Born (2/25)
Hermit: Angela Torres-Kutkuhn
Ottokar: Jennifer Barrett
Ensemble: Alannah Spencer, Evita Trembley, Josuha Smith, Ian Pritchard
Stage Management: Shelby Krarup
Accompanied by Josh Quinn
Costuming: Sarah Thompson Johansen
Lighting and Projection Design: Sarah Collogne
Assistant Direction: Caroline Shaul