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Sep. 06 2014

09/13/14 – The Flying Dutchman – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera

OPERA: Der Fliegende Holländer (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner

FlyingDutchman_sfo14In Wagner’s first masterpiece, a ship’s captain is condemned to endlessly travel the seas in search of true love. The “masterful” Patrick Summers (Houston Chronicle) conducts a cast of outstanding Wagnerians led by Greer Grimsley, who thrilled San Francisco Opera audiences as “a thunderous and dramatically compelling Jokanaan” in 2009’s Salome (San Francisco Chronicle). Making her San Francisco Opera debut as Senta is Lise Lindstrom, called “a fast-rising star of the dramatic soprano repertory and absolutely one to watch” (The Independent), when she appeared as Turandot at the Royal Opera House. Presented in celebration of the Wagner bicentennial year.

Sung in German, Recorded Fall 2013, War Memorial Opera House
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 50 minutes including one intermission

CAST:
Senta Lise Lindstrom
Mary Erin Johnson
Erik Ian Storey
The Steersman A.J. Glueckert
Daland Kristinn Sigmundsson
The Dutchman Greer Grimsley

CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR: Petrika Ionseco

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

 

 

photo credits:  Cory Weaver

 

 

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