Opera

Der fliegende Holländer

The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Romantic Opera in three acts | Libretto: by the composer, based on "The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski" by Heinrich Heine |
World premiere: 1843 in Dresden

Statisterie
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Gerd Grochowski
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Bjarni Thor Kristinsson
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Gerd Grochowski
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Gerd Grochowski, Statisterie
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Romina Boscolo, Erika Sunnegårdh, Chor
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Erika Sunnegårdh
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Erika Sunnegårdh, Gerd Grochowski
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Erika Sunnegårdh, Gerd Grochowski
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Erika Sunnegårdh
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Erika Sunnegårdh, Marco Jentzsch
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Erika Sunnegårdh, Marco Jentzsch
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Gerd Grochowski, Erika Sunnegårdh
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Gerd Grochowski (Projektion), Erika Sunnegårdh, Marco Jentzsch
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Marco Jentzsch, Gerd Grochowski, Erika Sunnegårdh
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Romina Boscolo, Erika Sunnegårdh, Bjarni Thor Kristinsson, Marco Jentzsch
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Faithfulness until death: this is the enthusiastic Senta’s perception of love. But does someone who has travelled all the oceans really require the love and loyalty of a young girl to find his inward peace? Heine’s narrative provides Wagner with the material to create a work close in atmospheric proximity to that of Novalis and E. T. A. Hoffmann. “Der Fliegende Holländer” is an opera at the summit of German Romanticism, one which does not find peace in the conventions of society, but rather in death.  In order to be released from his curse, the Dutchman – who has been damned to sail the seas for eternity - requires Senta’s vow of fidelity. As one of Wagner’s female characters whose only destined task seems to be the salvation of a cursed man, her love becomes the sacrifice through which she – in martyr-like fashion – also finds a way to her own self. Slowly, this brave young woman begins to seek (and eventually finds) a way to escape the stifling grasp of her curious existence. She discovers a new sense of life, one which goes far beyond the perspectives of home, hearth and household as upheld by her father, growing into a modern, self-determined woman. The Dutchman’s journey finally comes to an end too. The final destination, however, is surprisingly not a sea port, but rather a woman, whose own salvation from her seemingly predetermined life of obedience is paradoxically someone without a home.

Cast

Conductor Patrick Lange
Direction & Stage Design after Michiel Dijkema
Restaging Director Magdalena Weingut
Costume Designer Claudia Damm
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Video Gérard Naziri
Dramaturgy Karin Dietrich
The Dutchman Oliver Zwarg
Daland Egils Silins
Senta Vida Mikneviciute
Erika Sunnegårdh
Daland Albert Pesendorfer
Erik Richard Furman, Aaron Cawley, Thomas Blondelle
Mary Romina Boscolo
Daland's Steersman Joel Scott
Chor, Extrachor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
RevivalGrosses Haus16:00 - 18:20
RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:50
2018 International May Festival | RevivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 21:50