Music fans staying in luxury London hotels may be interested in attending Der fliegende Holländer at Covent Garden, taking place from October 26th to 29th.
Time Albery’s Royal Opera House production of Wagner’s famous piece feature as rare London appearance in the put of Jeffrey Tate, with Eglis Silins in the title role.
The Royal Opera house says that Mr Tate’s return to the venue to conduct the score will see the orchestra’s “brilliance and richness” utilized to the full.
“Anja Kampe comes back to the role of Senta – for which she was also Olivier-nominated – the young woman desperate to leave her unfulfilling life in an isolated Baltic port,” commented organisers.
“The production itself is dark and intense, to match the psychological themes of longing and denial, hope and redemption.”
Originally set off the Scottish coast, The Flying Dutchman tells of the bewitched and banished Dutchman doomed to sail the seas incessantly.
He is allowed to land his ship and crew once every seven years and can only break the spell on him if a woman unconditionally loves him.
Visually imposing set designs have been crafted by Michael Levine, which are said to evoke the “elemental forces of nature” and the towering hulks of the ships that battle them.
“Driving it on is Wagner’s magnificent score which utilizes a world-class cast and the large Royal Opera Chorus to the full for an absorbing drama and a thrilling operatic experience,” added the group.