For the first time in almost a century, an opera by the celebrated German composer will appear on stage in Quebec City! Combining epic tales, supernatural worlds and remarkable scenic effects, The Flying Dutchman signals the onset of Wagner’s mature works.
Staging has been entrusted to director François Girard. No stranger to the international lyric scene, the Québec filmmaker made waves with, among other acclaimed productions, Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera and Siegfried at the Canadian Opera Company, as well as with award-winning movies such as The Red Violin (1998), Soie (2007) and Hochelaga, terre des âmes (2017). Internationally-renowned Québec conductor Jacques Lacombe will be on the podium.
Music: Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner, based on Heinrich Heine
Sung in German with French and English surtitles.
Estimated duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with no intermission.