Concert version of the opera

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Surging waves of passion: Valery Gergiev brings the Dutchman to life.
Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) is still the ideal introduction to Wagner’s music. Countless generations have gotten goosebumps upon seeing the phantom ship, rooted for Senta, and felt admiration for the way Wagner successfully transforms the North Sea into music. Today we realize how deeply this music stirs the unconscious: how the surging ocean waves are heard in the whirring of a weaver’s shuttle. We have entrusted the work to Valery Gergiev, who also embraces a passionate and ecstatic approach: the conductor relies completely on his instincts, and under his baton, the music’s overarching phrases and tensions are brought to life spontaneously in the present moment.

Photo: Mei Lewis

Sponsor Horst and Marlis WeitzmannPerformance ends at approximately 09:00 pmTickets available from 22 € to 150 €
  • Richard Wagner
    Der fliegende Holländer – Romantic opera in three acts to a libretto by the composer.

    In German with German and English surtitles.

    • Valery Gergiev Conductor
    • Bryn Terfel Der Holländer
    • Günter Groissböck Daland
    • Okka von der Damerau Mary
    • Benjamin Bruns Der Steuermann
    • Münchner Philharmoniker
    • Philharmonischer Chor München
    • Elena Stikhina Senta Updated on 2017/10/25
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