The drama and spectacle of opera comes to the
Concert Hall when David Robertson conducts Wagner's first great
opera, The Flying Dutchman.
In another century, the Flying Dutchman took the Devil's name in
vain, and now he's doomed to sail the seas, allowed ashore once
every seven years to search for the woman who will be his
salvation. Meanwhile, by the Norwegian fjords, Senta dreams that
she will be the one to liberate the legendary (ghostly?) Dutchman.
It's a tale of obsession, sacrifice and redemption. And
American bass-baritone Eric Owens sings with a 'mastery that
would be at home in any Wagnerian golden age'. Making his
Australian debut as the Dutchman, he heads a cast of powerful and
radiant voices that will bring this Romantic psychodrama to life.
The Concert Hall itself will be draped in the inspired and fluid
illusions of video and projections designer, S. Katy Tucker.
Wagner 200th anniversary performance.
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