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Cinema Festival: The Flying Dutchman: Saturday 29 December 2018, 7pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.

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Venue

Linbury Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Season

This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.

Background

Presented by Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano, this screening of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman is an engrossing experience, from its thrilling overture to its tense final scene. The music is some of Wagner’s most tuneful and varied, including a soul-searching monologue for the Dutchman, robust folksongs for the Norwegians, and a radiant love duet for the Dutchman and his would-be redeemer, Senta.

Tim Albery’s Olivier-Award nominated production explores the psychology of the despairing Dutchman and the visionary Senta, with Michael Levine’s elemental set evoking both life at sea and the poverty of Senta’s home. In this screening, relayed live to cinemas on 24 February 2015, Bryn Terfel sings the Dutchman one of his greatest roles, Adrianne Pieczonka is the sympathetic Senta and conductor Andris Nelsons offers a thrilling interpretation of Wagner’s first truly great score.

Running time

The performance lasts about 2 hours 20 minutes, there is no interval

Language

Sung in German with English subtitles

Guidance

Please note this production was originally screened live as 12A