"..and Johanni van Oostrum as Agathe, truly outstanding singers with major careers ahead of them. Van Oostrum sounded glorious in Leise, Leise and floated exquisite pianissimos in Und ob Die Wolke: this is an exceptionally beautiful voice."
The Guardian, Tim Ashley, November 5th 2019
CD RELEASE Der Freischutz
An excerpt from Agathe’s Cavatina conducted by the fantastic Laurence Equilbey. “Beyond being a masterpiece, Der Freischütz marks a starting point as one of the first – if not the first – great German Romantic operas,” says Laurence Equilbey. She conducts highlights from Weber’s exhilarating, ground-breaking work in both audio and video format, recorded live in Paris.
The vivid period instruments of the Insula Orchestra are joined by the Accentus Choir. What a blessing and joy to be part of this amazing cast with Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Chiara Skerath, Christian Immler, Thorsten Grümbel, Daniel Schmutzhard & Vladimir Baykov. The magical staging is by Compagnie 14:20.
To hear and see the rest, order your copy of Der Freischütz CD & DVD by Warner Classics & Erato online now.
South African soprano Johanni van Oostrum is in demand as interpreter of leading roles in operas by Mozart, Wagner, Janáček and Strauss. She has performed under conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Ivor Bolton, Massimo Zanetti, Henrik Nánási, Antonello Manacorda...