THE FLYING DUTCHMAN: by Richard Wagner
Friday, MaRch 1 at 7:30pm
SUNDAY, March 3 at 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom, The Engineers Club - 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201
Performances will be approximately 3 hours long, sung in German with English supertitles.
Join us for a free pre-performance lecture 30 minutes before each performance.
Wagner arrives at the BCO! At the tender age of 26, Wagner was already beginning to reach the height of his compositional powers (he would follow this opera with Tannhauser and Lohengrin). Based on Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend, The Flying Dutchman is the story of a sea captain in a ghostly vessel cursed to sail forever for blasphemy, who can only be redeemed by the love of a faithful woman. Every seven years, the Dutchman is cast ashore in search of a wife who will release him from his curse. The sea captain Daland, enticed by promises of gold, offers the hand of his daughter Senta. Senta falls in love with the mysterious stranger, but their hopes are dashed when his identity is revealed. Senta's faithfulness is ultimately the Dutchman's salvation, but through her death rather than her love.
The Dutchman: Todd Thomas*
Senta: Alexandra LoBianco
Daland: Justin Hopkins
Erik: Dane Suarez
The Steersman: Orin Strunk
Mary: Kate Farrar
Conductor/Pianist: James Harp
Assistant Conductor: Ryan Tani
Featuring: The Maryland State Boychoir
*Mr. Thomas' appearance is underwritten by BCO's Artistic Vision Fund
Pre-show Dining at the Club – Open to All Patrons:
Need to eat before the opera? Dine at the mansion before the performance! Complete your BCO experience with a delicious dinner or brunch buffet preceding the opera. $43 includes the full buffet, tax and gratuity. Menu details here. Make your reservations now and pay at the club. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee seating.
Click the red button at the top of the page or call the BCO office at 443-445-0226 to secure your reservation.