Almas Svilpa (Holländer) | (c) Matthias Jung
Der fliegende Holländer
Richard Wagner
Theater Duisburg
Saturday, 25. October 2014
19:30 - 21:45 hours

Duration: about 2 1/4 hours, no interval
18,10 - 62,80 € Abo. E
Duration: about 2 1/4 hours, no interval
The story of the restless seaman who is condemned by a curse to sail the seas for ever already had its place in antique legend and in traditional tales of many countries. Richard Wagner (1813-1883) called it “the people’s mythical poem” which surfaced to him “so repeatedly and with irresistible attraction out of the swamp of life”.

The central element of his “Flying Dutchman” is Senta’s ballad. In it the young daughter of a sea-captain tells the other women in the spinning-room of the pale man whom a curse forces to sail the seven seas eternally until he should find a woman who can redeem him by her faithfulness. Senta believes it her destiny to be that redeemer. Like a picture from times long past the Dutchman suddenly enters her life. She swears him faithfulness unto death, and is able to keep her promise and fulfil her mission.
Richard Wagner
(The Flying Dutchman)

Opera in three acts
Libretto by Richard Wagner

In German with surtitles

Musikalische Leitung Lukas Beikircher
Inszenierung Adolf Dresen
Bühne und Kostüme Wolf Münzner
Chorleitung Christoph Kurig
Holländer Markus Marquardt
Senta Elisabet Strid
Erik Sergey Skorokhodov
Daland Sami Luttinen
Steuermann Cornel Frey
Mary Rena Kleifeld
Chor Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Orchester Duisburger Philharmoniker


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