The Phantom of the Opera
Doomed to immortality by a devilish curse, the Flying Dutchman roams the sea waiting for his respite - every seven years he is granted to make land for one day, where if he discovers true love, he will be freed. Truly epic in scale and soaring in score, this masterpiece opera showcases Wagner's incredible talents whilst delving into one of the scariest tales in maritime folklore. This new production is devised by Christopher Alden with Tomasz Konieczny as the dammed captain and Tamara Wilson as the woman obsessed with his legend.
What is the story?
Many years ago, an unlucky sea captain invoked the name of Satan whilst navigating stormy seas. As a punishment, Satan himself cursed the captain to roam the seas for eternity, never reaching home ports. But there is a way out, every seven years he may alight on land where, if he can, he may seek a wife who'll be true to him and break the curse.
When the time is right once again, we join the Dutchman as he encounters a mortal captain, Dagland, and his eligible daughter Senta, who just happens to be obsessed with the legend of the Flying Dutchman...