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Tampere Opera will produce Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in 2023. Premiere is on 10th Feb 2023 and other performances are on from the 12th to the 25th of February 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 design is by Marjatta Kuivasto, costume design is by Leena Rintala and light design is by Jussi Kamunen. Choreography is by Miika Riekkinen. 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.

Tickets 104/89/68 €
Pensioners 96/84/63 €
Children (under 16 year old) and students 40 €

Duration approximately 3 hours including one intermission.

The performance is in German. Surtitles are available in Finnish and English.

Filming, photographing, or recording during the show is prohibited.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Subject to change.

Production by Tampere Hall

Opera Buffet 37 €, sold only for premiere 10th February and saturdays 18th February and 25th February

The Flying Dutchman opera performances were postponed to 2023. Purchased tickets are valid as is for the new corresponding performance date.

Transfer of performance dates from 2021 to 2023:
Premiere Fri 29.1.2021, tickets will be transferred to Fri 10.2.2023
Sun 31.1.2021 tickets will be transferred to Sun 12.2.2023
Wed 3.2.2021 tickets will be transferred to Wed 15.2.2023
Sat 6.2.2021 tickets will be transferred to Sat 18.2.2023
Wed 10.2.2021 tickets will be transferred to Wed 22.2.2023
Sat 13.2.2021 tickets will be transferred to Sat 25.2.2023

The Cast
The Dutchman (baritone) – Tommi Hakala

Senta, Daland’s daughter (soprano) – Johanni van Oostrum

Daland, A Norwegian sailor (bass) – Timo Riihonen (10.2., 18.2.) & Matti Turunen (12.2., 15.2., 22.2. & 25.2.)

Erik, a huntsman (tenor) – Jussi Myllys

Mary, Senta’s nurse (alto) – Tiina Penttinen

Steuerman, Daland’s steersman (tenor) – Joel Annmo

Dancers – Miika Riekkinen & Petra Porspakka