Our First Wagner Opera Production

Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer, October 2021

Rose Opera performed Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer in the wonderful Normansfield Theatre in Teddington on October 22nd-24th, 2021.

A ghost captain (the ‘Flying Dutchman’) is cursed to roam the seas forever, coming ashore only once every seven years. Only if he finds a wife who loves him truly whilst he is ashore can he be freed from this eternal fate. Senta, the daughter of another sea captain, wants to be that wife. But she had previously pledged her love to another, with disastrous results for the ‘Flying Dutchman’. Rose Opera’s new production of this early Wagner masterpiece was the first time Wagner had been performed in the Normansfield Theatre in its 142 year history, and was performed in German with English surtitles, and featured the Rose Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Musical Director: Benedict Collins Rice

Stage Director: Tamara Ravenhill

Producers: Tamara Ravenhill and Andy Evans

Lighting design: Alan Bain

Technical Director: Alan Bain

Cast:

  • The Dutchman: Ian Helm

  • Senta: Tamara Ravenhill

  • Daland: Crispin Lewis

  • Erik: Andy Evans

  • Mary: Lorna Perry

  • Steersman: Philip Hayes

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