Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” in Tokyo

newDer fliegende Holländer

Music by Richard WAGNER
Opera in 3 acts
Sung in German with Japanese surtitles
Opera Palace

January 18, 21, 25, 31   2:00 PM
January 28, 7:00 PM

Hollander

WAGNER almost experienced a shipwreck, which inspired him to write this opera early in his career based on a modern English legend about a Dutch ship captain who is doomed to sail the oceans forever as punishment for his blasphemy. The story tells how the love of the young maiden, Senta, saves the cursed Dutch captain. Salvation through love and self-sacrifice became a common theme in all of WAGNER’s works thereafter. Matthias von STEGMANN’s production was first presented in 2007, staged again in 2012, and here again for the third time.

Thomas Johannes MAYER and Ricarda MERBETH, playing the two main roles, are both seasoned singers performing regularly at the Bayreuth Music Festival. Daniel KIRCH is Erik, a difficult role to play, and Rafal SIWEK sings as Daland. SIWEK is also to appear in Don Carlo as Filippo II. New Artistic Director, IIMORI Taijiro, will be conducting.

Staff

Iimori Taijiro

IIMORI Taijiro

Conductor IIMORI Taijiro

Production Matthias Von STEGMANN

Scenery Design HORIO Yukio

Matthias Von STEGMANN

Matthias Von STEGMANN

Costume Design HIBINO Kodue

Lighting Design ISONO Mutsumi

Cast

Rafal SIWEK

Rafal SIWEK

Daland Rafal SIWEK

 

 

Ricarda MERBETH

Ricarda MERBETH

Senta Ricarda MERBETH

 

 

Daniel KIRCH

Daniel KIRCH

Erik Daniel KIRCH

 

 

 

TAKEMOTO Setsuko

TAKEMOTO Setsuko

Mary TAKEMOTO Setsuko

 

 

 

MOCHIZUKI Tetsuya

MOCHIZUKI Tetsuya

Steuermann MOCHIZUKI Tetsuya

 

 

 

Thomas Johannes MAYER

Thomas Johannes MAYER

Holländer Thomas Johannes MAYER

 

 

 

Chorus New National Theatre Chorus

Orchestra Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

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