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The Flying Dutchman

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts
  • 701 W. Riverside Drive
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • November 12, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 PM

Deliverance through love. Wagner’s powerful romantic opera, The Flying Dutchman, tells the supernatural tale of a captain cursed to navigate a ghost ship for all eterntiy—a punishment for invoking Satan during a treacherous ocean voyage.

Only once every seven years can the Dutchman (Wayne Tigges) go ashore for a fleeting moment of find the true love that can release him from his never-ending prison at sea. The beautiful Senta (Melody Moore) may be the key to the Dutchman’s salvation, but only if she would abandon her family, friends, and suitor on land.

Rising star Eric Einhorn returns to Austin to direct a powerhouse cast in this story of imagination, filled with lush orchestral writing and soaring vocalism, in its firs Austin performances in a decade.

The Flying Dutchman features the Austin Opera Chorus and the Austin Opera Orchestra.

An opera in three acts, sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage.

About Austin Opera

Originally founded in May 1986 as Austin Lyric Opera, the city’s first professional opera company, Austin Opera has become a cultural touchstone for the fine arts community in the Central Texas region and has gained national acclaim as a producer of great opera. Austin Opera invites you to fall in love with an art form as adventurous and spirited as Austin itself. Discover the transformational power of live music and experience epic opera, locally grown with blockbuster productions of opera’s most beloved stories. Anchored by critically acclaimed productions and the highest artistic standards, Austin Opera has inspired Central Texans for the past 25 years with extraordinary musical experiences.

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