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Work: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

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ComposerWagner, Richard (1813-1883)
PeriodRomantic
Year1843
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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LeipzigDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

© Tom Schulze
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Ulf Schirmer; Michiel Dijkema; Oper Leipzig; Christoph Gedschold; Jula Reindell; Noel Bouley

MunichDer fliegende Holländer

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Asher Fisch; Peter Konwitschny; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Sir Bryn Terfel; Anja Kampe

BerlinDer fliegende Holländer

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Thomas Guggeis; Philipp Stölzl; Staatsoper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Ursula Kudrna; Matthias Goerne; Elena Stikhina
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François Girard's new Fliegende Holländer disappoints at The Met

Evgeny Nikitin (Holländer) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
François Girard’s production presents the moody, stormy atmosphere of Norwegian seascapes with stunning visuals, but offers few fresh ideas on the doomed love between the Dutchman and Senta.
***11
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Exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) and Jonathan Stoughton (Erik) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
With a glinting voice of a youthful sheen, like bracing Nordic air, Kirstin Sharpin was entirely convincing as the obsessed dreamer, Senta.
***11
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A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

Elisabet Strid (Senta) © Gábor Kotschy | Müpa Budapest
The battle of the choirs is a thrilling moment in just about any performance of Dutchman, but produces shock and awe in the live acoustics of Budapest's Bartok Bela Concert Hall.
****1
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The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen National Opera’s new production allows the story to speak to itself, while strong performances from Eric Halfvarson and Elisabeth Teige gave the performance its edge.
****1
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A Romantic ghost story in Darmstadt

Astrid Weber (Senta) © Wolfgang Runkel
Darmstadt's Flying Dutchman was a gripping Romantic ghost story with a stong Senta in Astrid Weber. 
****1
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