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Wagner’s masterful Der fliegende Holländer to be live screened in cinemas across the world on 24 February 2015

Tim Albery’s acclaimed production of The Flying Dutchman stars Bryn Terfel and is conducted by Andris Nelsons.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

16 February 2015 at 8.31pm | 5 Comments

Tim Albery’s Royal Opera production of Der Fliegende Holländer will be live screened in cinemas across the world at 7.15pm GMT on 24 February 2015.

Ahead of the screening, download our Der Fliegende Holländer Digital Programme, which contains specially selected features to bring you closer to the production.

The Cast

The Olivier-nominated production is conducted by Andris Nelsons, described by Bryn Terfel as ‘everything one desires in a conductor of opera, and one of the top reasons you should see this’. Bryn performs the role of the remorseful Dutchman - damned to spend his life on the seas - alongside Adrianne Pieczonka as the self-sacrificing Senta, Michael König as Erik and Peter Rose as Daland.

Watch an interview with Bryn about taking on the role of the Dutchman. Although Bryn Terfel is currently unwell we hope he will be fit in time for the cinema relay.

The Story

The opera is based on 17th century legend of the 'Flying Dutchman' ghost ship. The ship's captain, condemned to sail the seas for eternity, is only permitted to return to shore once every seven years. His only hope for salvation lies in finding a wife who will be faithful to the death. Senta, a woman desperate to escape the drudgery of her life, may prove his escape.

The Music

Der Fliegende Holländer, which had its premiere in 1842, is considered one of Wagner’s first operatic masterpieces. Though shorter than most Wagner operas, it is technically demanding, and includes many musical and dramatic features developed in Wagner’s later operas. Explore our musical highlight from the opera, the Dutchman's supremely dark monologue.


The production opened on 5 February 2015. Read audience reactions to the opening night and add your own review.

After the relay, we will publish a roundup of audience tweets, so share your thoughts with the hashtag #ROHhollander.

The production is given with generous philanthropic support from Marina Hobson OBE and the Wagner Production Syndicate.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

16 February 2015 at 8.31pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Tim Albery, cinema, Der fliegende Holländer, movies, Production, The Flying Dutchman, theater

This article has 5 comments

  1. Kathleen Brown responded on 20 February 2015 at 4:36pm Reply

    Mr Terfel exclaims the atributes and qualities of ANDRIS NELSONS, and we must agree!!! As constant followers of Mr. Nelsons for several years in Birmingham, he is without parallel. The "tragedy" is that the esteemed Boston Symphony has snatched him from the shores of Blighty. He will be agonizingly missed!!!!

  2. Eine wunderbare Vorstellung, die ich mir in einem Kino vom Departement Loire
    ( 42300 ) angeschaut habe : welche professionnelle Arbeit, was die Sängerin - ich meine Adrianne Pieczenska- und Sänger - darunter die sensationnelle Tenorstimme von Bryn Terfel- betrifft. Die Inszenierung war modern, aber ganz verständnisvoll und gelungen. Ed Lyon als Steuermann war lustig. Bravo an alle Mitarbeiter von diesem sehr interessanten Wagners Opernstück.

  3. Gayle responded on 30 March 2015 at 2:17am Reply

    Just saw a dellayed broadcast in Seattle. Great performance all around. I liked the production a lot but a friend and I were confused by the ending. Did the ROH use the original score or just the original ending? The music did not seem quite the same as what I am more familiar with in the revised version after he composed T & I.

  4. Erika Peters responded on 17 January 2016 at 2:08pm Reply

    Es ist fast ein Jahr her, dass ich Ihre Aufführung in einem Kino "Drehwerk" in Adendorf bei Bonn
    gesehen habe. Später hatte ich Gelegenheim, diese Oper in verschiedenen Opernhäuser live zu sehen.
    Es gab bisher keine Aufführung, die so großartig den Holländer, das Bühnenbild und auch die mystische Atmosphäre wiedergab, wie Ihre Darstellung mit Bryn Terfel.
    Ich habe versucht, von genau dieser Aufführung eine DVD zu bekommen, leider ist wohl keine produziert worden. Bitte informieren Sie mich, falls ich von Ihrer Aufführung einen Film oder eine DVD kaufen kann.
    Freundliche Grüße
    Erika Peters
    Tel. 0049-2225 2987

  5. Erika Peters responded on 17 January 2016 at 2:10pm Reply

    Das ist in Ordnung
    Ich möchte lediglich von Ihnen eine Nachricht erhalten, ob ich Ihre Aufführung als Film oder DVD kaufen kann.

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