• Richard Wagner
  • Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) WWV 63 (Schirmer edition) (1843)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • Libretto by the composer. English translations by J. Troutbeck, Theodore Baker, and by Stewart Robb
  • English, German

Programme Note

Cast List:
   DALAND, a Norwegian sea captain: Bass
   SENTA, his daughter: Soprano
   ERIK, a huntsman: Tenor
   MARY, Senta's nurse: Contralto
   STEERSMAN of Daland's ship: Tenor
   THE DUTCHMAN: Baritone
   Sailors and Villagers
A Dutchman has been condemned to sail the seas indefinitely with a ghostly crew. His only hope of liberation is to secure the love of a faithful woman and he may go ashore only once every seven years in search of her. A storm blows him onto the Norwegian coast, where Daland, a local captain, claims to have an eligible daughter, Senta. Senta pledges her love to the Dutchman, but as she is already betrothed, he doubts her fidelity until she risks everything to achieve his redemption.