Mary D. Fisher Theatre is the home for the opera simulcast and encore events
Sedona AZ (March 7, 2020) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the next Met Live Opera presentation of Richard Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” (“The Flying Dutchman”) on Saturday, March 14. There will be two shows that day at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre: 10 a.m. (live simulcast) and 4 p.m. (encore).
Plan to come early as Ed Ingraham will lead a pre-opera talk one hour before each production (9 a.m. for the morning show and 3 p.m. for the encore).
Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. The gifted German soprano Anja Kampe, in her Met debut run, is the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks, with bass Franz-Josef Selig as her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as her deserted former lover, Erik.
“Der Fliegende Holla¨nder” is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. The two lead roles represent archetypes to which the composer would return, in one form or another, in most of his later works: the “otherworldly stranger” and the woman who sacrifices herself for his salvation. The work’s unearthly ambience is impressive but only one aspect of it: Both the world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score.
The Met Live Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” (“The Flying Dutchman”) will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. (live simulcast) and 4 p.m. (encore). The pre-opera talks will take place one hour before each show. Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for Film Festival members, and $15 for students. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.