With breathtaking music and haunting drama, our new production of The Flying Dutchman is a powerful tale of obsession, love and redemption and the perfect opportunity to experience Wagner in Scotland.
Senta, a young girl trapped in an isolated world, obsesses over the legendary Flying Dutchman, a tormented soul cursed to roam the seas until he finds a woman who will love him until death. Out in a violent storm, Senta’s father meets a weary stranger and invites him home, not knowing that his daughter’s obsession is about to become unsettlingly real.
Set in a remote Scottish coastal community, where life is hard and opportunities are few, the dark romance of the story is starkly compelling. Wagner’s immense score is driven by the furious rage of the sea and features full-blooded choruses and sweetly flowing melodies. Soprano Rachel Nicholls (one of the Times’ ‘Names to drop in 2013’) sings Senta and baritone Peteris Eglitis, known internationally for his Wagnerian roles, is The Dutchman. With a cast and chorus of 60 this is an epic music-drama not to be missed.
The Flying Dutchman was performed at:
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Thu 4 Apr 2013
Sat 6 Apr 2013
Tue 9 Apr 2013
Flying Dutchman Unwrapped Fri 5 Apr
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Sat 13 Apr 2013
Tue 16 Apr 2013
Fri 19 Apr 2013
Flying Dutchman Unwrapped Mon 15 Apr
Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle and Peter Moores FoundationSung in German with English supertitles 2 hrs 45 mins approximately