The Flying Dutchman

7:30 pm
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DURATION: 2:35 hrs


HALL: Wilfrid-Pelletier

LOCATION: Place des Arts

PREOPERA: 6:30 pm

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Wagner - 200th Anniversary Celebration

The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer)

Highlighting a prestigious bicentennial, Wagner makes a grand return to the Opéra de Montréal! An early masterpiece by a composer who would go on to revolutionize opera. A story of love and death driven by a raging orchestra and voices as powerful as gale force winds!


Senta loves the mysterious captain to whom her father has promised her hand in marriage. She doesn’t realize that he is a ghost: the sinister “Flying Dutchman,” condemned to roam the sea for all eternity, until he finds a woman who is willing to love him…

  • Romantic opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto: Richard Wagner, after Heine’s Aus den Memoiren des Herren von Schnabelewopski
  • Premiere: Hoftheater, Dresden, 2 January 1843
  • Sung in German with English and French surtitles
  • Production: Canadian Opera Company

Last OdM Production : september 1993



The Dutchman Thomas Gazheli / Erik Endrik Wottrich / Senta Maida Hundeling / Daland Reinhard Hagen / Steersman Kurt Lehmann / Mary Emilia Boteva / Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson / Director Christopher Alden (remounted by Marilyn Gronsdal) / Set/Costume Designer Allen Moyer / Lighting Designer Anne Militello / Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal Orchestre Métropolitain


Place à l’opéra Series

Explore opera with passionate experts who shed a new light on opera! All presentations are hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon.

- Sylvia L'Écuyer, musicologist and host of Opéra du samedi (Espace classique, Radio-Canada)
- Jürgen Heizmann, German Literature Professor, Université de Montréal
- Robert Markow, Opera Specialist, musician and lecturer


A dynamic and “user-friendly” introduction to the performance. Hosted by musicologist Pierre Vachon, this get-together is like a journey into the heart of the work’s music and history, its libretto and its symbols, the production’s artists, etc.

  • Language: in French with brief summary in English.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Place: Piano Nobile, salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free for subscribers ; $5 for general public