Der fliegende Holländer
Music by Richard WAGNER
Opera in 3 Acts
Sung in German with English and Japanese surtitles
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
26 Jan - 6 Feb, 2022 ( 4 Performances )
Running time is approx. 2 hours and 50 mins including one interval
WAGNER almost experienced a shipwreck, which inspired him to write this opera early in his career based on a modern English legend about a Dutch ship captain who is doomed to sail the oceans forever as punishment for his blasphemy. The story tells how the love of the young maiden, Senta, saves the cursed Dutch captain. Salvation through love and self-sacrifice became a common theme in all of WAGNER's works thereafter. Matthias von STEGMANN's production was first presented in 2007, staged again in 2012 and 2015, then here again for the fourth time.
Gaetano D'ESPINOSA makes his NNTT debut. KONO Teppei as the title role leads other excellent Japanese singers; TASAKI Naomi, JO Hironori, and TSUMAYA Hidekazu.
* Please note that there might be changes depending on the Covid-19 situation.
[Covid-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
The performances will be taking place based on the policies of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan government, along with the guideline for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection by the Association of Public Theatres and Halls in Japan.
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NEWS & FEATURES
Conductor & Cast change : Der fliegende Holländer (26 January - 6 February)
A Dutch ghost ship eternally wanders the seas until its cursed captain can find a woman who will pledge herself to him. Once in every seven years he is permitted to land to search for such a one, and when he does he meets Senta, daughter of Daland, another sea-captain.
Senta, feeling this to be a fated encounter, rejects the pleas of her suitor Erik, and pursues Holländer, throwing herself into the waves in order to save him. With this, the spell is broken, the ghost ship sinks with a terrifying sound, and Senta and Holländer are borne into heaven in each other's arms.
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Conductor: Gaetano D'ESPINOSA
Production: Matthias von STEGMANN
Set Design: HORIO Yukio
Costume Design: HIBINO Kodue
Lighting Design: ISONO Mutsumi
Daland: TSUMAYA Hidekazu
Senta: TASAKI Naomi
Erik: JO Hironori
Mary: YAMASHITA Makiko*
Steuermann: SUZUKI Jun
Holländer: KONO Teppei
Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
*Due to personal reasons, YAMASHITA Makiko has withdrawn from the role of Mary for the performances on 2 and 6 February. Replacing her, KANEKO Mika jumps in to sing the role and SAWADA Yasuko appears on the stage for acting.
(Updated on 2 Feb.)
- CREATIVE TEAM
Matthias von STEGMANN
Booking Opens: Sat, 27 Nov 2021, 10:00am
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