The Opéra de Montréal is offering another season of opera explorations focussing on works presented at the Opéra de Montréal.
These talks bring together various specialists who will shed some light on the works.
All presentations will be hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon (Ph.D.).
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, by WAGNER – 200th of Wagner
- Robert Markow, musician and musical critic
- Jürgen Heizmann, German Literature Professor, Université de Montréal
Highlighting a prestigious bicentennial, Wagner makes a grand return to the Opéra de Montréal! An early masterpiece by a composer who would go on to revolutionize opera. A story of love and death driven by a raging orchestra and voices as powerful as gale force winds!
SYNOPSIS: Senta loves the mysterious captain to whom her father has promised her hand in marriage. She doesn’t realize that he is a ghost: the sinister “Flying Dutchman,” condemned to roam the sea for all eternity, until he finds a woman who is willing to love him…