1 Work in Der Freischütz - Weber/Kind
The story is based on the plot of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera “Der Freischütz”. Friedrich Kind wrote the libretto.
A rural area, somewhere in Germany, in the 1650s, shortly after the 30-Year War.
Shocked by the intensity of his feelings for his hunting companion Kaspar – and Kaspar’s feelings for him – Max, a young huntsman, ends the relationship he sees as sinful. He turns his attention to Agathe, his employer’s daughter. To win her hand in marriage, he has to undergo a test to prove his marksmanship at the hunting party of the local prince – a dilemma, because Max, otherwise a sure shot, has not hit anything for weeks.
In his despair, he listens to Kaspar, who seems to offer a solution to Max’s problem …