Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from Naples

« previous episode | next episode »

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Juha Uusitalo as Dutchman in a production of Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' from Naples. Juha Uusitalo as Dutchman in a production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from Naples. (© Francesco Squeglia)

• Listen to the Operavore stream

Perhaps Wagner's most straightforward and approachable opera, The Flying Dutchman is presented here in a version which, unlike the one-act original, comes with an intermission in a production from the historic Real Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy, one of the world's oldest opera houses with a history dating as far back as the 17th century.

The stars are bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo in the title role, with soprano Elisabete Matos as Senta, the woman who frees the Dutchman from his eternal journey, in a production led by conductor Stefan Anton Reck.

Cast:

Conductor: Stefan Anton Reck, conductor

Dutchman: Juha Uusitalo (bass-baritone)

Senta: Elisabete Matos (soprano)

Daland: Stanislav Shvets (bass)

Erik: Will Hartmann (tenor)

Mary: Elena Zilio (mezzo-soprano)

Steersman: Enzo Peroni (tenor)

Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.