Wagner – THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
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Wagner – THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
20 January 2017 at 10h31 CET
Duration: 02:22:52"

Wagner – THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Condemned to sail the seven seas until the end of the world, only true love can break the spell that torments the Flying Dutchman. Director Kasper Holten reinterprets the Wagnerian opera as a tale about artistic ambition – and therefore about Richard Wagner himself.

Only every seven years is the Flying Dutchman allowed to go ashore. Otherwise, he is cursed to sail the seas and oceans – until the end of all days. Only 'fidelity until death' can ultimately release him. Will young Senta be the one to break the spell?

According to common belief, the idea for THE FLYING DUTCHMAN came to Richard Wagner during a ship voyage on the Baltic Sea, fleeing from his creditors in Riga. The crossing inspired the young composer, who knew the legend of the Dutchman from tales by Heinrich Heine and Wilhelm Hauff.

 

 

In his new production at Finnish National Opera, director Kasper Holten interprets THE FLYING DUTCHMAN without four-masters, hawsers and nautical romanticism. The errant sailor becomes an artist, trapped in the world of international jet set. A man, driven by his inspiration and forced to live without ever finding a place called home. Holten draws attention to Senta as well. Who is this girl that is willing to sacrifice herself through devotion? And is it really selflessness that drives her?

Information

Johan Reuter - The Dutchman
Camilla Nylund - Senta
Gregory Frank - Daland
Mika Pohjonen - Erik
Sari Nordqvist - Mary
Tuomas Katajala - Daland's steersman
Music director: John Fiore
Choir director: Marge Mehilane, Marco Ozbič
Costumes: Anja Vang Kragh
Choir: Finnish National Opera Chorus
Choreography: Signe Fabricius
Composer: Richard Wagner
Sets: Philipp Fürhofer
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Lighting: Martin Gebhardt
Director: Kasper Holten
Orchestra: Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Video: Luke Halls
Photos: Heikki Tuuli / Finnish National Opera

Available until

12 February 2017 at 23h59 CET
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The Opera Platform presents Wagner – THE FLYING DUTCHMAN from Finnish National Opera. Starting 20 January 2017 at 10h31 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.

Subtitles

This opera is a full-length performance offered in addition to our regular programme. Subtitles in six languages will not be provided.