Richard Wagner is the composer of this opera. It was one of his earlier pieces of work and it went on to change how opera operated. First performed in 1843 the romantic opera in three acts is sung in German. There will be subtitles in French and English.
Love and tragedy. Two of the prime elements of opera. This one concerns a woman named Senta who fall head over heels for a ship captain who can only be described as enigmatic. It begins as a story that seems like it is going to end with everyone being happy. Senta’s father has promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to the captain. What Senta is not aware of yet is that the captain is a ghost. More bad news ensues when it is discovered that her love is the evil Flying Dutchman. Part of the reason that he is a little grumpy is that he has been fated to travel across the sea for his entire existence. Can love triumph over all? Stick around and find out.
The opera is just over 2 hours and 35 minutes with 1 intermission.
Dates: November 10, 13, 15 & 17
-Venue: Place des Arts – Salle Wilfred Pelletier
-Ticket Purchase: www.billeterie.pda.qc.ca
-Ticket Prices: $51.13, $75.49, $100.70, $127.67 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 7:30 p.m.
-Cast: The Dutchman Thomas Gazheli / Erik Endrik Wottrich / Senta Maida Hundeling / Daland Reinhard Hagen / Steersman Kurt Lehmann / Mary Emilia Boteva / Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson / Director Christopher Alden (remounted by Marilyn Gronsdal) / Set/Costume Designer Allen Moyer / Lighting Designer Anne Militello / Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal Orchestre Métropolitain