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Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander

Thursday Opera Matinee: A performance given at the Royal Opera House of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, starring Bryn Terfel as the ghostly sea captain doomed to sail forever.

Today's Opera Matinee is the 2009 Royal Opera House production of The Flying Dutchman, starring Bryn Terfel as the ghostly sea captain who is doomed to sail forever unless he is redeemed by the love of a faithful woman. The production is conducted by Marc Albrecht and performed, as Wagner originally intended, without intervals.

Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

The Dutchman.........Bryn Terfel, baritone
Senta....................Anja Kampe, soprano
Daland................Hans-Peter Konig, bass
Erik...........................Torsten Kerl, tenor
Steersman................John Tessier, tenor
Mary..................Claire Shearer, soprano
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Marc Albrecht, conductor

4.25pm
Debussy : La Mer
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor.

3 hours

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