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Statement from the Metropolitan Opera:
In light of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and in consultation with the office of the Mayor of New York City, Saturday’s performance of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Metropolitan Opera has been canceled. Therefore the scheduled Live in HD transmission has also been canceled. The Met is following the lead of the city, state, and federal elected officials, as well as the recommendations of the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We apologize for any inconvenience.
The world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score and setting of this production.
Evgeny Nikitin is 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. Valery Gergiev conducts. 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, 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.
Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was the controversial creator of music-drama masterpieces that stand at the center of today’s operatic repertory. An artistic revolutionary who reimagined every supposition about theater, Wagner insisted that words and music were equals in his works. This approach led to the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or “total work of art,” combining music, poetry, architecture, painting, and other disciplines, a notion that has had an impact on creative fields far beyond opera.