CINÉSPECTACLE: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (Teatro Madrid)

CINÉSPECTACLE: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER (Teatro Madrid)
OPERA IN THREE ACTS

CONDUCTOR
Pablo Heras-Casado

DIRECTOR
Àlex Ollé, La Fura dels Baus

CAST
Samuel Youn
Kwangchul Youn
Ingela Brimberg
Nikolai Schukoff

DURATION
2 h 20 approx

Àlex Ollé and La Fura dels Baus propose another quite destabilizing reading of a timeless piece. Here the action of Wagner’s libretto is magnified by musical director Pablo Heras-Casado’s qualities as a storyteller and by the accomplished interpretation of Samuel Youn. Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Höllander (The Flying Dutchman) is a masterpiece of the Romantic era, a gripping exploration of love, death, purity and damnation. In this production by Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), the conflict between good and evil is a reflection of a tormented and imprisoned soul.

The Dutchman, condemned to sail across an infinite ocean until the end of time, desires only to be released from his doomed vessel and return to a life on land. The sea, infinite and transcendent, becomes a powerful metaphor for the ultimate limits imposed on man.

In Richard Wagner’s autobiography, the composer wrote that his inspiration for Der Fliegende Holländer first struck during a sea voyage with his wife, traveling from Riga to London. A work full of symbolism, its central theme is redemption through a woman’s love: in young Senta’s pledge of faith, the sea captain recognizes his salvation. For her part, Senta abandons herself to a destiny with the nameless specter.
Genre :  Opera
Year :  2018
Length :  140 min.
Country :  Spain
Release date  31 October 2018

German
subtitled in English

Upcoming screenings 

Oct 31st 18:00
Nov  3rd 10:00
2018-10-19 03:30:04