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Talk us about The Flying Dutchman Wagner from the Met

Hosted by the Consul of the Seville Arts & Culture Group
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Sat 06 Feb 14:30 - 15:00

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The Flying Dutchman (German: Der fliegende Holländer), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. The central theme is redemption through love. Wagner conducted the premiere at the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in Protected content .

Der fliegende Holländer
The Flying Dutchman
Opera by Richard Wagner
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First page of the autograph of the overture
Librettist
Richard Wagner
Language
German
Based on
Retelling of Der fliegende Holländer
by Heinrich Heine
Premiere
2 January Protected content
Königliches Hoftheater, Dresden
Wagner claimed in his Protected content Mein Leben that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in July and August Protected content . In his Protected content Sketch, Wagner acknowledged he had taken the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend in his Protected content novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski (Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski)