Teatro alla Scala
Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
CONCERT VERSION OF THE OPERA
In German with German and English surtitles.
Der fliegende Holländer – Romantic opera in three acts to a libretto by the composer.
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.
Valery Gergiev : Conductor
Bryn Terfel : Der Holländer
Günter Groissböck : Daland
Okka von der Damerau : Mary
Benjamin Bruns : Der Steuermann
Philharmonischer Chor München
Sponsor Horst and Marlis Weitzmann
Performance ends at approximately 09:00 pm
Tickets available from 22 € to 150 €