by Richard Wagner
Wagner's spellbinding vision of a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity.
The score of Der Fliegende Holländer is an extraordinary combination of operatic lyricism, dramatic insight and magnificent effects. At the time it was written, Wagner had not yet developed his theories of music-drama which would form the basis for his later works. Both the world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score.
The opera is set on the Norwegian coast. The time of the action is not specified in the score.
Start time: 10:00am on Capital Public Radio .
Approximate running time 2 hrs 25 min
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