February 4, 2017 - February 5, 2017
Saturday, 8pm and Sunday, 2pm
$110, $90, $54. Youth Discount: Half-price for youth through grade 12.
4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030
Virginia Opera's "Der Freischütz"
The struggle between good and evil takes center stage in Carl Maria von Weber’s compelling opera Der Freischütz. As Max prepares to compete in a target-shooting contest to win the hand of his beloved Agathe, wicked forces conspire to tempt his fate. Drawing from German folk legend, this is the first of the country’s great Romantic operas and is revered for its stark emotions and strong sense of national identity. The hauntingly expressive score propels the virtuous young lovers and the mystic evil spirits in a story that twists reality with the supernatural. The accomplished artists and visionary direction of this Virginia Opera production bring to life an unearthly tale of otherworldly forces that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Performed in English with English supertitles.