Wagner’s ‘Der fliegende Holländer’ at the Teatro Real

Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Real in Madrid, returns to the theater this season to lead ten performances of Wagner’s epic Der fliegende Holländer (“The Flying Dutchman”). The staging, a co-production of with Opéra national de Lyon, Bergen National Opera, Opera Australia and Opéra de Lille, is directed by Àlex Ollé of the acclaimed Spanish theatrical group La fura dels Baus. See more information about the concept, including production images and renderings, via LaFura.com.

Mr. Heras-Casado takes the podium on December 17, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29 & 30 and January 2 & 3, with two principal casts, including Evgeny Nikitin and Samuel Youn alternating in the title role, Ingela Brimberg and Ricarda Merbeth singing Senta, and Nikolai Schukoff and Benjamin Bruns will be featured as Erik. A free Facebook LIVE stream of the production will take place on December 23 at 8pm (GMT+1) – follow the Teatro Real for updates and to watch the broadcast.

The performances are featured as part of the Teatro Real’s Bicentenary celebration, which extends throughout the next two years.

Watch a video preview of the production from Lyon (2014) via YouTube.

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho