Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Höllander (The Flying Dutchman) is a masterpiece of the Romantic era, a gripping exploration love, death, purity, and damnation. In this production by Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), the conflict between good and evil is a reflection of a tormented and imprisoned soul. The Dutchman, condemned to sail across an infinite ocean until the end of time, desires only to be released from his doomed vessel and return to a life on land. The sea, infinite and transcendent, becomes a powerful metaphor for the ultimate limits imposed on man. Based on an ancient legend and reinterpreted by poet Heinrich Heine, this libretto expresses the tragic nature of the romantic spirit. Conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. Starring Samuel Youn, Kwangchul Youn, Ingela Brimberg, and Nikolai Schukoff. Sung in German. Three Acts with no intermission.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 140 minutes