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Total duration 3 h
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
14.9.2018 – 11.10.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
15-109 €
Perormed in german
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english

Only love can break the curse

Der fliegende Holländer, Richard Wagner’s first masterpiece, is the story of the Dutchman, a captain cursed to sail the seas of the world forever; he is only allowed to make landfall once every seven years. This curse can only be broken by the love of a faithful woman. Kasper Holten, one of the most celebrated stage directors of our time, brings a new interpretation to the FNO. In his production, an urban environment and the tempestuous world of the international art trade are underpinned by Wagner’s evocation of the power of love and the sea.

Please note that the production occasionally includes powerful and flashing lights. We recommend the performance to people over 12 years of age. 

Ticket sales will begin on Wednesday the 11th of April 2018.

Lentävä hollantilainen; Pauliina Linnosaari, Mika Pohjonen; Olafur Sigurdarson

A new perspective on a classic

Kasper Holten has an original, clear and justified vision of what The Flying Dutchman is ultimately about. What is traditionally seen as the key theme of the work is the faithful love of the main female character, Senta, which releases the Dutchman from his curse of sailing around the world forever. Holten introduces a new twist.

“The history of opera is full of works where a woman must die for a man to be free. My point in The Flying Dutchman is to ask who Senta really is and what drives her. Her character is not just about self-sacrifice,” says Holten.

Lentävä hollantilainen

“We all live in a storm every day: in an unceasing flow of travel, airports, wireless Internet, information. It makes our soul vibrate in tune with the world, but sometimes enough is enough. How can we continue to live in this tempest?”

Director Kasper Holten

A new interpretation to Wagner's masterpiece

#lentävähollantilainen #FNOdutchman

Lentävä hollantilainen; Tuomas Katajala, Johan Reuter

“I am doomed to the most hideous of lots:
rather would I welcome death ten times over!
From the curse a woman alone can free me,
a woman who would be true to me till death.”

the Dutchman

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Synopsis

Seven years have passed once again, the Dutchman returns to the human world and meets Daland. Daland promises the Dutchman his daughter Senta in marriage, but Senta already has a beloved, Erik. Disappointed, the Dutchman sets sail again. At the last minute, Senta declares her loyalty to him and sacrifices herself.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Creative team

Music
Richard Wagner
Sets
Philipp Fürhofer
Costumes
Anja Vang Kragh
Lighting design
Jesper Kongshaug
Video design
Luke Halls
Choreography
Signe Fabricius

Cast

Performances and tickets

3 h
1 intermission (25 min)
7 performances
14.9.2018 – 11.10.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
15-109 €
Perormed in german
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english
Thu 20.9.2018
at 19:00
sold out
Sat 22.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Wed 26.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Wed 3.10.2018
at 11:00
sold out
Fri 5.10.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Thu 11.10.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Fri 14.9.2018
at 19:00

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