From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Marc Albrecht conducts Tim Albery's new production of Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander, with Bryn Terfel and soprano Anja Kampe.
Radio 3's series of operas from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, continues with Marc Albrecht conducting Tim Albery's new production of Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander, with bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and soprano Anja Kampe as Senta.
Wagner based his great Romantic opera on Heinrich Heine's story about a Dutch sea captain compelled, as punishment for a blasphemous oath, to sail the oceans for ever unless he's redeemed by the love of a faithful woman. For a while it seems that Senta might be that redeeming angel, but after a misunderstanding the Dutchman is disillusioned once more, and returns to the sea, consigning himself to his fate.
Presented by Martin Handley.
Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
Der Hollander ...... Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
Senta ...... Anja Kampe (soprano)
Daland ...... Hans-Peter Konig (bass)
Erik ...... Torsten Kerl (tenor)
Mary ...... Clare Shearer (mezzo-soprano)
Steersman ...... John Tessier (tenor)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Marc Albrecht (conductor).