Weber: Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277 Lise Davidsen, Andreas Schager, Sofia Fomina, Alan Held, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra & Marek Janowski
- Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826): Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277: Overture:
- 1Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277: Overture08:56
- Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I:
- 2Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Victoria! Der Meister soll leben – Schau der Herr mich an als König05:33
- 3Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Was traf er denn?01:47
- 4Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: O! Diese Sonne!06:08
- 5Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Nein! Länger trag ich nicht die Qualen – Durch die Wälder08:04
- 6Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Der gute Kaspar ist mir schon treu zu Diensten00:28
- 7Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Hier im ird'schen Jammerthal01:49
- 8Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Schweig! Gegen Jedermann - Kaspar ist geschickt!00:57
- 9Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act I: Schweig! Damit dich Niemand warnt03:01
- 10Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Schelm, halt fest!04:21
- 11Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Sie blutet00:12
- Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II:
- 12Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen03:40
- 13Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Meine Warnung treibt Agathe um00:27
- 14Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer08:24
- 15Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Ihr sehnlichst erwarteter Bräutigam00:59
- 16Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: Wie? Was? Entsetzen!06:21
- 17Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act II: The Wolf's Glen15:43
- Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III:
- 18Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Entr'acte01:52
- 19Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle05:50
- 20Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Meine Warnung verfolgt sie jetzt bis in ihren Schlaf00:37
- 21Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base06:10
- 22Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Ännchen versucht Agathe Mut zuzusprechen00:14
- 23Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Wir winden dir den Jungfernkranz02:22
- 24Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Sie stolperte01:37
- 25Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden02:37
- 26Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Alle, alle stehen sie da00:54
- 27Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277, Act III: Schaut, schaut16:38
Info for Weber: Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277
Maestro Marek Janowski leads a sensational cast — including star vocalists Lise Davidsen and Andreas Schager — on this new recording of Der Freischütz, the German Romantic opera par excellence. In the years after its 1821 premiere, the catchy melodies, picturesque charm and spooky scenes of Der Freischütz thrilled audiences throughout Europe. Janowski’s inspired reading lifts out the symphonic qualities of Carl Maria von Weber’s masterpiece, and makes clear why colleagues such as Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner raved about the work. The excellent cast consists of Lise Davidsen (Agathe), Andreas Schager (Max), Sofia Fomina (Ännchen), Alan Held (Kaspar), Markus Eiche (Ottokar) and Franz-Josef Selig (Eremit). Janowski conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and MDR Radio Choir. For this recording, the original spoken dialogues have been replaced by short narrations, written by Katharina Wagner and Daniel Weber and recited by Corinna Kirchhoff and Peter Simonischek.
Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Bruckner’s symphonies and Wagner’s mature operas. Frankfurt Radio Symphony has also released multiple albums on PENTATONE, including a recording of Richard Strauss’s Salome (2017).
Andreas Schager, tenor (Max)
Lise Davidsen, soprano (Agathe)
Alan Held, bass baritone (Kaspar)
Sofia Fomina, soprano (Ännchen)
Markus Eiche, baritone (Ottokar)
Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Eremit)
Marek Janowski, conductor
began studying guitar and singing at age fifteen. At first she favoured the guitar but, with more training, singing took prominence. Lise’s early teachers included Mona Skatteboe and Runa Skramstad, who gave her an excellent foundation in classical music.
Lise achieved her bachelor’s degree in classical singing in 2010 from the Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, Norway. During this time she worked with many notable singers including Bettina Smith and Hilde Haraldsen Sveen and joined the Norwegian Soloists Choir as a mezzo soprano, under artistic director Grete Pedersen.
While studying for a master’s degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Lise’s teacher, Susanna Eken, urged her to develop her voice for the world of opera as a soprano. Lise’s first major engagement as a soprano was in 2011 at the Young Talent Concert in Bergen, singing arias by Strauss and Wagner with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rory Macdonald.
Lise made her Royal Danish Opera debut in the 2012/13 season as the Dog and Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen. She has since returned to sing Emilia Otello and Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, and was awarded the Reumert Talentpris. In the same season, she was a part of the Mozart residency at Aix-en-Provence, where she was instantly reinvited for the following year to work with Waltraud Meier for the residency A Tribute to Patrice Chèreau.
In 2014, Lise graduated from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen and had the honour of receiving the Léonie Sonning talent prize and Danis Singers Award 2014. She also received financial support from the Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsen, Karen and Arthur Feldthusens and Sine Butenschøns Foundations.
2015 was a standout year for Lise; her breakthrough performances won her the first prize, Birgit Nilsson Award and Audience Prize at the Operalia competition in London, in addition to the first prize, the prize for the best performance of Norwegian music and the Ingrid Bjoner Scholarship at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition. She was also a triple winner at the 2015 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam and received the HSBC Aix-en-Provence Laureate and Statoil Talent Bursary Award in the same year.
The 18/19 season sees Lise make her Bayreuth debut as Elisabeth in a new production of Tannhäuser conducted by Valery Gergiev. The role is also a vehicle for returns to Opernhaus Zürich and Bayerische Staatsoper. Other highlights include her debut as Liza Queen of Spades at Oper Stuttgart and a company debut with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in their Ring Cycle. On the concert platform she makes a highly anticipated return to the BBC Proms with Verdi’s Requiem together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrés Orozco Estrada as well appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko and a programme of Strauss songs. Further performances throughout the season include Vier letzte Lieder with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Stavanger Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; an open air concert with Oslo Philharmonic; her debut as Sieglinde Die Walküre with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis and with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart; Wesendonck Lieder and Rückert-Lieder with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; and solo recitals with James Baillieu at Opernhaus Zürich and Schubertiada Vilabertran.