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Jaap van Zweden & Der fliegende Holländer

Jaap van Zweden, who would make his debut at the Metropolitan Opera with Der fliegende Holländer in 2023, now conducts Wagner's first success in the Saturday Matinee.

Jaap van Zweden & Der fliegende Holländer

Dates
Sat 7 Sep13:00 - 16:20
Sat 7 Sep14:15 - 16:35
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Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Wagner's opera career gains momentum

In 1843 Wagner was at the beginning of his career. Two now forgotten youth operas and a grand opera had not brought him the success he expected. That did happen with Der fliegende Holländer . The composer was inspired by a satirical novella by Heinrich Heine, which was performed during a stage performance in Amsterdam. It features a doomed Dutch sea captain who can be redeemed by the love of a woman.

Creepy about a ghost ship

To have his opera performed in Paris, Wagner first composed the central aria, Senta's famous ballad. The descending quarter interval, which always sounds at the beginning of her phrases, immediately creates the special atmosphere of this cry from the heart. The French capital rejected him anyway, but in Dresden people understood this new, thoroughly composed opera better. The orchestra echoes the natural violence of the sea storms. The scenes in which the ghost ship of the mysterious Holländer approaches sent shivers down the audience's spine. The path to musical drama was now open for Wagner.

Dates and times

Saturday 7 September13:00 - 16:20
Saturday 7 September14:15 - 16:35

Jaap van Zweden & Der fliegende Holländer

Dates
Sat 7 Sep13:00 - 16:20
Sat 7 Sep14:15 - 16:35
More dates
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
Show in Google Maps