Richard Wagner

Der Fliegende Holländer

Apr 25 - May 12 Buy Tickets from $27

New Met star Michael Volle sings the title role of the ghostly sailor damned to wander the seas in search of the love that will set him free, under the baton of the exciting Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Amber Wagner is Senta, whose love he seeks. The powerhouse cast also includes Dolora Zajick, Ben Bliss, Franz-Josef Selig, and Jay Hunter Morris as Erik, returning for the first time after his memorable portrayal of Siegfried in Wagner’s Ring.

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  • Sung In
  • German
  • Met Titles In
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Estimated Run Time
  • 2 hrs 21 mins
  • House Opens
  • Acts I/II/III 141 mins
  • Opera Ends
Apr 25 - May 12 Buy Tickets from $27

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World premiere: Dresden, Court Opera, 1843. Der Fliegende Holländer is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. The two lead roles represent archetypes the composer would return to, in one form or another, in most of his later works: the “otherworldly stranger” and the woman who sacrifices herself for his salvation. The work’s unearthly ambience is impressive but only one aspect of it: both the world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score.

Creators

Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was the controversial creator of music-drama masterpieces that stand at the center of today’s operatic repertory. An artistic revolutionary who reimagined every supposition about theater, Wagner insisted that words and music were equals in his works. This approach led to the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or “total work of art,” combining music, poetry, architecture, painting, and other disciplines, a notion that has had an impact on creative fields far beyond opera.

Production August Everding

Set Designer Hans Schavernoch

Costume Designer Lore Haas

Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler

Revival Stage Director Stephen Pickover

Richard Wagner

Composer

Richard Wagner

Setting

The opera is set on the Norwegian coast. The time of the action is not specified in the score.

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