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Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman

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A stormy sea crossing when fleeing from Riga to London is supposed to have inspired Richard Wagner to set the saga of the Flying Dutchman to music, which he had shortly before read in Heine’s »Memoirs of Herr Schnabelewopski«. In so doing he was bowing to the contemporary taste for operas with a supernatural theme.
The Dutchman is cursed to roam the seas with his crew for the rest of eternity; a fate from which only a woman’s true love has the power to release him. Every seven years he is permitted to seek out his female saviour on land. Senta, whom he wishes to marry, feels it her destiny to save him. However, when the Dutchman learns of another younger rival for her hand, he has misgivings about Senta’s fidelity and turns his back on her. The young woman, broken-hearted, swears her undying love before casting herself into the sea; and when the Dutchman, together with his ship, accompanies her into the watery depths, the curse is finally broken.
With its focus on Senta’s inner life, and her act of selfless redemption, the »Flying Dutchman« occupies a unique place in Wagner’s operatic oeuvre. The work was premiered in Dresden’s Court Theatre in 1843.


Romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner

Running time 2 hours 15 minutes

Premiere 15 Jun 2013

Next Performances / Casting

14 Mar 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm
02 May 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm
08 May 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm
13 May 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm
18 Jun 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm
21 Jun 2015
07:00 pm - 09:15 pm

Musical Director: Constantin Trinks
Staging: Florentine Klepper
Set Design: Martina Segna
Costume Design: Anna Sofie Tuma
Lighting Design: Bernd Purkrabek
Video: Bastian Trieb
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner
Dramaturgy: Sophie Becker

Casting 14 Mar 2015

Holländer: Thomas Gazheli
Senta: Marjorie Owens
Daland: Georg Zeppenfeld
Mary: Christa Mayer
Erik: Tomislav Mužek
Steuermann: Timothy Oliver

Saxon State Opera Choir Dresden
Choir of the Theodore Gouvy Gesellschaft
Staatskapelle Dresden

With generous support of the foundation of the Semperoper Dresden

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Der fliegende Holländer/ The Flying Dutchman
Der fliegende Holländer/ The Flying Dutchman
Der fliegende Holländer/ The Flying Dutchman