Feb 10 2023
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra / Choir
OPERA // Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer , Premiere
Tampere Opera will produce Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in 2023. Premiere is on 10th Feb 2023 and other performances are on 12th-25th Feb 2023.
Wagner’s work is a debut opera production for the experienced theatre director Marika Vapaavuori. The music is played by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, led by German conductor Anja Bihlmaier. Set designer Marjatta Kuivasto, costume designer Leena Rintala and lighting designer Ville Syrjä will create the visual experience of the performance.
The Tampere Opera Choir is trained by Choir Conductor Heikki Liimola.
“Wagner allures new and old audiences alike”
In her versatile career, director Marika Vapaavuori has had the opportunity to direct some of the great classics of theatre literature, as well as entertaining works of musical theatre. She loves great drama and strong stories, so she has always found Wagner’s powerful music particularly alluring.
Marika Vapaavuori is fond of the ambiguous nature of the story of The Flying Dutchman, a seafarer who is condemned to roam the world, and of love that is powerful enough in its fidelity to break the curse.