Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lyric Opera "Flying Dutchman" review by Paul Horsley

The Flying Dutchman is a tricky opera to get one’s head around, let alone bring to the stage, partly because its mythical story can easily come off as simplistic. A young girl, Senta, grows up infatuated with a fantasy-man whose portrait hangs, inexplicably, in her family’s living room. One day the real fellow – a cursed sailor who is doomed to sail the world’s seas until he finds a woman’s eternal love – shows up at her house, and sure enough she falls in love with him.
more at the Independent

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