Met Opera: Der Fliegende Holländer
A scene from François Girard's new production of Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holländer." Photo: Louise Leblanc / Quebec Opera
Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
by Richard Wagner
Wagner's spellbinding vision of a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity.
The score of Der Fliegende Holländer is an extraordinary combination of operatic lyricism, dramatic insight and magnificent effects. At the time it was written, Wagner had not yet developed his theories of music-drama which would form the basis for his later works. Both the world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score.
The opera is set on the Norwegian coast. The time of the action is not specified in the score.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 2 hrs 25 min
Today's performance was recorded live this past Tuesday night March 10. On March 12th, the Met canceled live performances through the end of the month.
Click in the "LINKS" area for more information on the Met website about Der Fliegende Holländer
including cast, synopsis, history and more.
NOTE! The Met Opera had planned to stream this live into cinemas worldwide today but all Met Opera performances have been canceled through March 31 because of coronavirus concerns. A statement on the Met's website says about cinema refunds:
The Live in HD movie-theater presentation of Der Fliegende Hollander, originally scheduled for March 14, has also been canceled. Ticket refund policies vary by cinema. If you have pre-purchased tickets for this Live in HD, please contact your cinema directly for more information.
Click the "Met Opera's Cancellation Statement" link on this page for more.