The Connaught Cinema, Worthing presents The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Hollander) live from the Royal Opera House at 7.15 pm tomorrow night (Tuesday February 24th).
Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion.
Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returns to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.
Running time: 140 minutes (no interval).
Tickets are £16.50 with concessions £2.00 discount and Friends £3.00 discount.
The Connaught Cinema is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.