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Der Fliegende Holländer

Premiere: 11/10/2014
Opéra Lyon
Lyon, France

Compositor: Richard Wagner
Musical Director: Kazushi Ono
Stage Director:
 Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
Assistant Director: Sandra Pocceschi, Tine Buyse
Set Designer: Alfons Flores
Costume Designer: Josep Abril
Video: Franc Aleu
Lighting Designer:  Urs Schoenebaum

 Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Lille, Opera Australia (Melbourne Opera) and Bergen Nasjonale Opera


Return the legend and the realism of this opera to the public through a few emotions that have been transformed since the time of Wagner, preserving the romantic feeling of the absolute as the composer saw in the sea.

The boat of  The Flying Dutchman, ghostly, is the space where the memory of the legend is still alive, object that the opera progresses will undergo a process of scrapping. In this version the circularity of time is broken and the protagonists live in a nightmare without end.

The strength of the quartering of the ship precludes any navigation, therefore also the possibility of legend, deconstructing the myth of The Flying Dutchman to a viewer who is confronted with the rationalism of modern man and the magical universe of man archaic, where feelings of love towards a damn hero are still possible.