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Der Fliegende Holländer (free staging)

WAGNER

14 - 16 JULY

Starring Bryn Terfel

The ghostly seafaring Dutchman is only allowed ashore once every seven years to find a woman who will lift his curse by swearing eternal love. He sails into a Norwegian port and finds just the woman: Senta. Will she settle down with dull Erik, her fiancée? Or throw in her lot with the doomed Captain?

There is no one better to have at the helm than the superstar Bryn Terfel in the role as the Dutchman, with Wagnerian soprano of the moment Rachel Nicholls as Senta, the woman who would give up life itself to free him and tenor du jour Nicky Spence.

We welcome the distinguished Wagnerian conductor Anthony Negus into the pit.

With its storm-tossed score – Wagner claimed that the inspiration was a particularly stomach-turning crossing of the North Sea – The Flying Dutchman is a gripping supernatural tour-de-force.

An opera in three acts

Sung in German with English surtitles

Music & Libretto : Richard Wagner

First performance: 2 January 1843, Königliche Hoftheater, Dresden

UK première: 23 July 1870, Drury Lane

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Cast & Creatives

THE DUTCHMAN ∙ BRYN TERFEL
SENTA, enthralled by the Dutchman ∙ RACHEL NICHOLLS
DALAND, Senta’s fatherRICHARD WIEGOLD
ERIK, in love with SentaNICKY SPENCE
MARY, Senta’s nurseCAROLYN DOBBIN
STEERSMAN ∙ ELGAN LLŶR THOMAS

CONDUCTOR ∙ ANTHONY NEGUS

Performance dates

Thursday 14 July 5:45pm
Saturday 16 July 5:45pm

Booking dates

Pioneers & Singer Sponsors:  Wednesday 6 Oct
Revels: Wednesday 20 Oct
Hippocrates: Wednesday 24 Nov
Archimedes: Wednesday 15 Dec
Plato: Wednesday 9 Feb
Public: Wednesday 23 Mar

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Tickets

Thursday 14 July 2022

5:45pm

Saturday 16 July 2022

5:45pm