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Metropolitan Opera: Der fliegende Holländer

A scene from Wagner's  Der Fliegende Holländer
Ken Howard
Met Opera
A scene from Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer"

Airs Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 12 noon. The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a recorded version of Der Fliegende Holländer, The Flying Dutchman, Wagner’s spellbinding tale of a legendary curse and a love that transcends death. Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin stars in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open seas for eternity. German soprano Anja Kampe makes her network broadcast debut as Senta, the woman who resolves to save his soul. The cast also features Franz-Josef Selig as Senta’s father Daland, Sergey Skorokhodov as her suitor Erik, David Portillo as the Steersman, and Mihoko Fujimura as Senta’s nursemaid Mary. Valery Gergiev conducts this first masterpiece by the young Wagner. The opera is being performed in a new Met production directed by François Girard. Der Fliegende Holländer was recorded Tuesday, March 10, 2020, ande iws rebroadcast here over the Toll Brothers- Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, March 14.