Saturday, April 23, 2016
Opera Preview: The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner
Thursday, April 28, 7-8pm at the Shoreline Library large meeting room, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.
Richard Wagner was only 28 when The Flying Dutchman was first performed in 1841. Unlike many Wagnerian operas, The Flying Dutchman is relatively short, but this opera lets audiences know from the very first note of the overture that this is an opera (and a composer) to whom attention must be paid.
The opera's tale of a man who must sail the seas forever until he can find a woman who will be true to him unto death echoed Wagner's own complicated relationships with women.
This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature speaker Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts.
Questions? Contact Norm 206-329-6269 or check out his website.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.