|Design for Wolf's Glen Scene (Weber Der Freischütz) from Weimar, 1822|
Weber's orchestrations always respond well to period performance, and this will be a chance to hear Weber's Romantic masterpiece with new ears. A strong cast includes Christopher Ventris as Max, Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Agatha, Sarah Tynan as Aenchen, Marcus Farnsworth as Kilian, and Simon Bailey as Caspar. Instead of spoken dialogue, there is a new narration written by David Pountney which will be spoken by John Tomlinson who also sings the Hermit and Samiel.
Full details from the Royal Festival Hall website.