Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lyric Opera "Flying Dutchman" preview by Paul Horsley

If you really want to know who Richard Wagner is, The Flying Dutchman is a good place to start. For not only is this the first opera in which the composer began to experiment with the revolutionary musico-dramatic ideas that would later transform opera as we know it, but it is also a German opera of its time, with gorgeous Italianate arias and duets that sound like they could come from Bellini or Verdi – or indeed from some of Wagner’s German or French contemporaries.

more at the Independent

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