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Wildschütz 1958Stuttgart State Opera

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This appears to be the Scottish première of Lortzing's wonderfully tuneful, and unjustly neglected, human comedy. It also provided a further Festival appearance in a leading role by the great tenor Fritz Wunderlich.

It was an enjoyable postscript to the Stuttgart visit, which had also included operas by Mozart (Entführung), Wagner (Tristan) and Weber (Euryanthe).

Cast details are from our copy of the Festival programme book.

Performance Cast

Count von Eberbach

Karl Schmitt-Walter

Countess von Eberbach

Hetty Plümacher

Baron Kronthal a young widower, the Countess's brother

Fritz Wunderlich

Baroness Freimann a young widow, the Count's sister

Lore Wissmann

Nanette maid to the Baroness

Sieglinde Kahmann

Baculus the village schoolmaster

Fritz Linke

Gretchen a village girl, engaged to Baculus

Friederike Sailer

Pancratius major domo to the Count

Hubert Buchta

Performance DatesWildschütz 1958

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King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

1 Sep, 19.00 6 Sep, 19.00

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