Carl Maria von Weber

Opera Album Review: Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz” Finally Makes Sense

November 25, 2022
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Conductor René Jacobs restores missing bits of this beloved opera’s story, and Ukrainian soprano Kateryna Kasper glows as Ännchen.

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Opera Album Review: The Most Neglected Master of Opera? Carl Maria von Weber, Early and Late

February 13, 2020
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New recordings of Peter Schmoll and His Neighbors and of Euryanthe pose an embarrassing question: why is the opera repertory so narrow?

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Opera CD Review: Carl Maria von Weber’s Wildly Assorted Candy Box — A Spiffy New Recording

January 9, 2020
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The rarely staged Oberon is easy to love and will fascinate admirers of early nineteenth-century music.

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Opera CD Review: A Young, Immensely Assured Joan Sutherland in Weber’s “Euryanthe”

January 8, 2020
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The oft-neglected “other” great opera by Carl Maria von Weber, splendidly performed in 1955 and in remarkably clear and vivid sound. I hope this opera’s day will yet come.

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Classical Music Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra — A Matter of Faulty Chemistry

November 13, 2011
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While the BSO’s inventive program this week had the potential to plumb the heights and depths of human experience, Saturday’s performance generally lacked the necessary conviction, purpose, and mystery required to do so.

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