Austin Opera presents Wagner's The Flying Dutchman
Wagner’s powerful romantic opera, The Flying Dutchman, tells the supernatural tale of a captain cursed to navigate a ghost ship for all eternity - a punishment for invoking Satan during a treacherous ocean voyage. Only once every seven years can the Dutchman (Wayne Tigges) go ashore for a fleeting moment to find the true love that can release him from his never-ending prison at sea. The beautiful Senta (Melody Moore) may be the key to the Dutchman’s salvation, but only if she would abandon her family, friends, and suitor on land.
The Flying Dutchman features the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra. An opera in three acts, sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage.