Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from Naples
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.
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