Opera Maine Presents The Flying Dutchman
- Date: July 28, 2021
- Location: Merrill Auditorium, Portland
Celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial with Opera Maine’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.
The cursed captain of a ghostly ship comes ashore every seven years in search of faithful love that will set him free. In Opera Maine’s production of this famous legend, the violent storm brings the Dutchman to the coast of Maine. Here he finds Senta, a woman who has been obsessed with his plight and longs to save him. Wagner’s powerful music evokes the sea and conveys the intense emotions at the core of this supernatural drama.
Maestro Israel Gurksy conducts the Opera Maine Orchestra and Dona D. Vaughn directs a talented cast headed by Mark Delavan in the title role. Sung in German with English supertitles. Opera in two acts, two and one-half hours, one intermission.
There will be a pre-curtain presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Merrill on July 28 and 30 with Opera Maine dramaturg, Calien Lewis. Free entry with your ticket. For tickets, operamaine.org.