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Met Opera Der Fliegende Holländer | WAGNER

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - $22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

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Richard Wagner
Sung in German

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; L’Opéra de Québec; and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was the controversial creator of music-drama masterpieces that stand at the center of today’s operatic repertory. An artistic revolutionary who reimagined every supposition about theater, Wagner insisted that words and music were equals in his works. This approach led to the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or “total work of art,” combining music, poetry, architecture, painting, and other disciplines, a notion that has had an impact on creative fields far beyond opera.

Details

Date:
March 14, 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth
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Organizer

ArtSpring Presents
Phone:
250.537.2102
Email:
tickets@artspring.ca
Website:
artspring.ca

Venue

ArtSpring – Theatre
100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Phone:
250-537-2102