Der Freischütz
Opera

Romantic Opera by Carl Maria von Weber
Text by Friedrich Kind
Premiere 15.09.2022

  • 2 hours 45 Minutes with an intermission
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In deutscher Sprache
  • Mit deutschen Übertiteln / with English surtitles

Between Wolf's Glen and inn

The prize of true love is one of the greatest prizes to be won. Before the daughter of the head forester can experience something similar, her beloved Max, the region's best marksman, must win a shooting contest. And this involves enlisting supernatural help. A fairy tale of yesteryear? Perhaps. Although using criminal methods to gain an advantage in public contests seems to be more commonplace than ever today. As such, Christoph Marthaler's ‹The Marksman› deals with a forest inn and stirring hunting choruses and songs. But it is also about organised crime and the sadistic laughter of those who operate a few invisible pedals at a gambling table to ensure the ball lands where it is supposed to. No matter what the cost.

Fully trained teachers take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest two days before the performance at billettkasse@theater-basel.ch.

Date: 23 October 2022 

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take an exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction, you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Look behind the scenes
  • Shortly before the premiere
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • CHF 10
  • Usually in German
  • Date: 9 September 2022