Ballet & Chorus of the Hamburg State Opera & The Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg, Leopold Ludwig
Recording Date: 1968
Place of recording: Historical Studio Production from the Hamburg State Opera
Running Time: 123 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: Dolby Digital (Mono)
Menu Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, SP
Subtitle Languages NTSC: D, F, GB, I, SP
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“For all Freischütz is the seminal German Romantic opera…. Existing video versions seem devoted chiefly to trashing it… It’s a relief… to have an alternative, however stagey, in this lip-synched film of Hamburg's 1960s production, brightly recorded… in glowing colour. It also boasts by far the greatest cast, headed by the under-recorded Ernst Kozub... Leopold Ludwig conducts the Hamburg forces with atmospheric brio. Old-fashioned and occasionally creaky this maybe, all pawky peasantry and stuffed stags'-heads, but it's essential Weber.”
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