The Flying Dutchman has been doomed to an eternity of wandering the seas. Once every seven years, he is able to leave the ship to search for a woman whose perfect love will redeem him. This time, when his seven years are up, he lands just outside a Norwegian village. He meets a man named Daland and, after giving him gold and jewels in exchange for a night’s lodging, he learns that Daland has a daughter. Could she be the perfect love that will relieve him of his plight? The Dutchman’s search has begun again; will this finally be the end of his misery? Wagner’s luscious orchestration and intense vocal music have been a favorite of opera goers for ages, and are the reason Der Fliegende Holländer is one of the most frequently performed operas every year.
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters
- Guide written by
- Daniel Bates