MET Live: Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)

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Run Time:2hr 19min
Category:Live Broadcasts
Cast:Franz-Josef Selig
David Portillo
Alok Kumar
Sergey Skorokhodov
Conductor:Valery Gergiev


The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, The Abu Dhabi Festival, and The Quebec Opera

Production a gift of Veronica Atkins