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Der fliegende Holländer

Richard Wagner

Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer in an original instrumental version under the expert baton of François-Xavier Roth conducting Les Siècles.

François-Xavier Roth
François-Xavier Roth © Mark Allen

Cast

James Rutherford | Holländer
Ingela Brimberg | Senta
Maximilian Schmidt | Erik
Karl-Heinz Lehner | Daland
Dmitri Ivanchey | Daland's steersman
Dalia Schaechter | Mary 

François-Xavier Roth | direction
Les Siècles
Chœur de l’Opéra de Cologne

Sung in german with French and English subtitles

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Condemned to wander forever for daring to defy the gods, a sailor can only be saved by a woman’s love and fidelity. This is the plot of Wagner’s first masterpiece at just thirty years of age. Composing both the libretto and score, the musician laid the foundations with The Flying Dutchman for his future “musical drama”. Here, we have a combination of an implacable sense of monologue, duets and choruses overflowing with lyricism and, even at this stage, an orchestra which does not simply accompany the voices but is a fully-fledged participant in the drama. What makes this Dutchman interesting is François-Xavier Roth’s decision to perform Wagner on period instruments. The “historic credo” of the composer and his musicians will bring a new and thrilling approach to the music of the Master of Bayreuth

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Les Siècles / Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing / Philharmonie de Cologne

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