The Marksman by CM von Weber is considered the first important German Romantic opera. The libretto by Friedrich Kin is based on a story from the Book about Ghosts by August F Laun and Johann A Apel which allegedly really happened somewhere around Domažlice region after the Thirty Year's War. The young assistant forester Max is in love with the daughter of the head forester Cuno but he can marry her only if he wins the marksmanship competition. In order to secure his success, he associates with the devil. As in every fairy-tale, there is a happy ending in The Marksman and the evil gets defeated. The new staging of The Marksman has been prepared by the Chief Conductor Norbert Baxa and the internationally-acclaimed Swiss Director Dominik Neuner. We perform the opera in original Italian with Czech subtitles.
Premiere on 23 January 2016 at the New Theatre.