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The Flying Dutchman

If you met a ship at sea, red and black sails a mast ...

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Janáček Theatre - Roosevelt 1-7

Admission: 132-402 CZK

Author: Richard Wagner
conductor: Jakub Klecker, Pavel Šnajdr
Directed by: Roman Polak
Scene: Pavel Borák
costumes: Peter Čanecký
Conductor: Pavel Koňárek
Dramaturgy: Pavel Petráněk, Tomáš Pilař
Assistant Conductor: Pavel Šnajdr
Assistant Director: Otakar Blaha
musical direction: Jakub Klecker
Choreography: Stanislava Vlčeková

Conductor performances: Jakub Klecker

The choir and orchestra of the Janacek opera

Premiere September 27, 2013, Janáček Theatre

To write operas of the cursed ship inspired Wagner not only the reputation of the Flying Dutchman, but also a personal experience. The composer had fled to escape from creditors and culminated in a stormy voyage from the northern shores of England schooner, which had fallen into several storms. During the flight to London was Richard Wagner married two years with Minna planer and the first marital crisis is already behind them. The young actress is true because it gave the theater, has endured with him all the hardships of poverty and patiently enduring his moods yet for aspiring Wagner's ideal of faithful women did not meet, and therefore create your own feminine ideals. The first such woman was a figure of Senta, devoted to her husband to death. She begins a series of Wagner's female characters, whose own sacrifice will bring salvation male hero. The Flying Dutchman Wagner finally embarked on a prokomponovaného musical drama, so typical of his future work. The premiere took place under the composer in Dresden in 1843. Today, this work is one of the most frequently cited Wagner's operas to the Czech opera stages. The production was created to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.