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Patrick Hahn Replaces Riccardo Minasi For DER FREISCHUTZ at the Dutch National Opera

The principle roles in this new production are performed by Johanni van Oostrum (Agathe), Ying Fang (Ännchen), and more!

Patrick Hahn Replaces Riccardo Minasi For DER FREISCHUTZ at the Dutch National Opera

Due to medical reasons maestro Riccardo Minasi had to withdraw from all engagements in May and June 2022, including the new production of Der Freischütz.

Read the statement below:

Together with our colleagues from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra we are very sorry about this news. We wish Riccardo a prompt recovery and hope to be able to welcome him back to Amsterdam soon.


We are grateful to the Austrian conductor Patrick Hahn for making himself available to take over the musical direction of Der Freischütz. Der Freischütz offers a wonderful opportunity for our first collaboration by making special use of Patrick's experience as a composer, pianist and arranger. Instead of using the opera's original dialogues, stage director Kirill Serebrennikov has written a new play around Weber's composition, in which also music from Tom Waits' The Black Rider will be incorporated. Patrick Hahn's versatility will play a vital role in realising this newly created concept.

Patrick Hahn who is currently in his first season as General Music Director of the Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester, is the youngest General Music Director in Germany. He is also Principal Guest Conductor with Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, and is making an exciting career with performances with leading orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, DSO Berlin and London Philharmonic. An extremely talented and versatile musician, he is also active in opera conducting at the opera houses of Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zürich and Tokyo.

Together with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra we are looking forward to Patrick Hahn's debut in Amsterdam in the framework of the Holland Festival.

The principle roles in this new production are performed by Johanni van Oostrum (Agathe), Ying Fang (Ännchen), Benjamin Bruns (Max) and Günther Groissböck (Kaspar/ein Eremit).

Patrick Hahn Replaces Riccardo Minasi For DER FREISCHUTZ at the Dutch National Opera



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